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Incredabily stupid.

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by K1OIK, Dec 3, 2019.

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  1. K1OIK

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    Incredibly I spelled incredibly wrong.
    I have an Asus router connected to my Comcast interface which has Wi-Fi. The Asus also has wi-fi, so I use both. The problem was in the last few days the Asus was fine (lights blinking) when I went in my ham shack so I wondered why I got no Wi-Fi from it nor did the electrical monitoring unit work that is plugged into it. But every time I walked into the shack it was blinking just fine.
    But this morning I happened to walk in to the shack to get something and all its router lights were out, i.e., dead.
    So in order to follow the power cable from the router I turned on the lights in the shack, I checked the router, it was working, so I figured I bumped something so left the shack to see if the Wi-Fi, was ok it wasn't, . So I went back in the shack router was still on. So I left again and the Wi-Fi was now ok, so I turned off the light in the shack and left and Wi-Fi gone again. I am guessing you figured it out by now, the router was connected to the receptacle that controlled the lights. I had done rearranging of the shack on Sunday morning and moved the router plug.
    Anyone else do anything this dumb?
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2019
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  2. WB2WIK

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    I've probably done that at some point over the years, but I know how to spell incredibly.:)
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  3. WE4E

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    Could be worse. You could have had the plug strip plugged back into itself.

    We all have our Midvale School moments.

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  4. K1OIK

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    I guess again I was incredibly stupid.
  5. K1VSK

    K1VSK Ham Member QRZ Page

    Compared with some of the things people write here, that was only minimally stupid.
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  6. NE1U

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    It's he!! being human. Sorry for the discovery, I relate.
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  7. WF7A

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    What's my time frame? With so many instances to choose from, it's just a matter of when/how long ago.
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  8. KP4SX

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    Memory loss can be a good thing.
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  9. K7TRF

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    Oh yeah, did exactly that with a phone charger. Kept wondering why I'd wake up and the phone wasn't charged, it was plugged into an outlet switched with the bedroom lights :)
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  10. K4AGO

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    I haven't yet today... But, it's still early. Give me time and I will screw something up.
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