Air Conditioner/Internet not working

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Thhr1127

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Whenever I use my air conditioner, the internet stops working. As soon as I turn it off, the internet works again...Any reason why this is and what i can do as I work from home and this is causing problems!
 

kcmusa

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How do you get internet?
what RV do you have?
where are you, RV park With wi-if?
what AC unit.

need more info.
 

Larry N.

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Chances are it's some form of RFI (Radio Frequency Interference), but as mentioned above more information is needed. If you work from home, then is this air conditioning in a stick-and-brick house or in an RV? Is it wired internet or WiFi?

Fill us in, please.
 

Thhr1127

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It’s a 2019 forest river 27rei. I live at an rv park and pay for wifi through a company
 

uchu

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How close is the WiFi antenna to the a/c? In some cases, the air conditioning motor can interfere with the WiFi signal. The only suggestion I've found is to move them further apart.
 

Domo

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Plug your "wifi" into a different outlet that is on a different breaker, for starts. (Is it a router, hot spot, etc. etc.)
 

Mark_K5LXP

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To interfere with a broadband RF signal operating in the GHz range is very unlikely. My first stab at it would be to power the router from a battery and show whether it's power or proximity related. Something to investigate would be if it's the wifi or data carrier side of the path that's failing. If the router/modem has status lights or a status pages you can access, observing those during normal operation and during the problem might reveal a clue.

Mark B.
Albuquerque, NM
 
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