04-29-2011, 02:02 AM
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Originally Posted by SinCrisis
But how are you powering your router? Dial up should still work without power, but broadband would be different, dsl needs the converting router, fios needs the converting box thingy, and cable needs the modem.
Ahh yes you are right about that. We have DSL too... which is through the cable I believe. As far as how the router and WiFi stay up, they are on one of the a surge protectors/battery backup(UPS). There is another one on our entertainment system. they are mainly for protection then anything else. The router and wifi can stay running long after my laptop battery runs out. They are also the sources of two of the alarms in this house
. They both make an awful screech ever 10 seconds when the power goes out, the carbon monoxide sensor and a few other things join in on the beeping and screeching too. Kinda like if all your smoke detectors were low on batteries... We don't have long power outages here, due to lack of really damaging storms. 8 or 10 hours is long IMO. There are some "electronics hobbyists" in my family(the nice way of putting it). This house is also on a well for water which requires an electric pump. Typical.... the powers out so no running water, but the 52" TV, WiFi, and a few computers have a couple hours of power each. Pft.... water who needs that