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Solar storms causing problems!

MrHalfAsleep
Community elder

There's been a lot of solar activity (winds, storms, sunspot activity, solar flares, northern/southern lights and CME's) recently and this has been causing problems.  The last week of February was affected by erratic download speeds varying from a 98% drop in speeds to around a 10% drop. Upload speed was more or less normal. The USA was hit particularly hard as several websites went down, along with DNS servers. 

The odd thing was that other wi-fi devices were fine and connected to the internet as usual.  My wired machine, however did not.   On Friday 1st March I performed a speed test and the download speed is where I'd expect it to be.   Another odd thing was that I was able to ping websites successfully, but I could not access them through browsers.  NASA are reporting that a lot more activity is coming Earth's way on the 9th.  Lets see what happens.

I also post the occasional video about this here: https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Community-Natter/What-are-you-watching-now/td-p/2914384 

More reading: solar flares and geomagnetic storms - Search (bing.com)

 


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MrHalfAsleep
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My sister also reports the system time was out of synch too; presumably the time servers went down too.


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No system is 100% secure
Ridicule is nothing to be scared of - Adam Ant
The only thing constant - is change. Chris Evans
The internet is a series of tubes
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Some video posts may contain swearing/inappropriate content for young children

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