I have been having Lync connection issues – as in server drops, random disconnects, bad bad bad. I have done some local troubleshooting, and it appears that I have identified an issue that is very close to the “sun in the IR sensor” that used to shut down/disable HP printers.
It would appear that every time the microwave oven upstairs is running, the entire network drops. Not just the wireless, but the entire thing. This is interesting in that the kitchen is on the far side of the house – at least 80 feet way in a straight line, and upstairs to boot. I am hardwired in to Comcrappy home internet. Wireless is DLink. One difference between this setup and my previous residence is that the microwave is in a cabinet which may be focusing the oven radiation spill at this end of the house.
I don’t have one, yet.