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TsooRad is a blog for John Weber. John is a Skype for Business MVP (2015-2018) - before that, a Lync Server MVP (2010-2014). My day job is titled "Technical Lead, MS UC" - I work with an awesome group of people at CDW, LLC. I’ve been at this gig in one fashion or another since 1988 - starting with desktops (remember Z-248’s?) and now I am in Portland, Oregon. I focus on collaboration and infrastructure. This means Exchange of all flavors, Skype, LCS/OCS/Lync, Windows, business process, and learning new stuff. I have a variety of interests - some of which may rear their ugly head in this forum. I have a variety of certifications dating back to Novell CNE and working up through the Microsoft MCP stack to MCITP multiple times. FWIW, I am on my third career - ex-USMC, retired US Army. I have a fancy MBA. One of these days, I intend to start teaching. The opinions expressed on this blog are mine and mine alone.

2011/08/22

Lync on Wireless (Remote user)

The Issue:

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.

The Cause:

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.

The Solution:

I don’t have one, yet.

YMMV

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