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Old 24th August 2010
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Originally Posted by ocicat View Post
Not to sidestep discussion, but clean power helps too. At a bare minimum, I use power strips which will help smooth out the incoming signal. Better yet is the use of a UPS which does a better job at the same task.

Absolutely. My Dad had a Windows box that kept "eating" dialup modems (this was a few years back, but still) even though he had everything on a power strip. He finally took it in to have it looked at, and the guy suggested he purchase a more expensive power strip than the $5 one he had. After he did that modems stopped frying.
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