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Letter from Spectrum VP with Insane Price Increase [CharterSpectrum] by RUQRU322. Propaganda07-04-07, 11:09 PMI've burnt out 2 routers and a net port due to lighting storms. sensor, maybe?!) and spread through the network. the main building had the antenna (looked like a satelite dish) blown to pieces, we found parts of it all over the parking lot. this contact form

So, not sure I really want to leave that in place in the basement. Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? I've reset the router numerous times, but it still won't work. Reply 0 Steph Guest Jul 17, 2014, 10:24am Ummm, I have more than 2 brain cells and it hadn't occurred to me before reading these comments that separate devices are a

All they are is a coupler with a ground coming out of them. While climbing antenna pole to get on roof to run cable and so as not to fall and break my neck.......I stuck the cable in my mouth so I would have You can take a low voltage line and hold it up an inch from a ground source, and it wont jump... I have, always had, and always will recommend a UPS.

I lost my motherboard via capacitors, we lost the ethernet port on the cable modem, we lost ports on our router (the traces were burned off in one section) my mother Reply 2 malkers @malkers Mar 10, 2014, 10:27am tazza is correct, none of the routers on the list have an inbuilt modem. Considering my first computer was a PET, that's a hell of a long time with no trouble till a couple years ago with that 56k modem. Hardly any modem routers are currently running 802.11ac & I genuinely believe the hardware on most are incapable of running a modem connection and routing traffic without struggling under the most

Wired or Wireless Mouse? [No,IWillNotFixYour#@$!!Computer] by Hazy Arc331. Style Default Style Contact Us Help Home Top RSS Terms and Rules Copyright © TechGuy, Inc. tyshy07-10-02, 12:08 AMwell if u have broadband then u don't have to worry about somethin goin thru the phone lines and fryin ur comp...... 13oots207-10-02, 12:19 AMOriginally posted by dragon orb https://community.linksys.com/t5/Wireless-Routers/wrt54g-router-diagnostic-after-possible-lightning-strike/td-p/272027 The router also supports Apple AirPlay and Time Machine backups right to connected drives.

Can I, in fact, ground it to the computer case?I am completely electrically challenged.Thanks. · actions · 2005-Jul-31 1:05 pm · NoVA_CoxUserStand back from the cage -- The RF bitesPremium Memberjoin:2004-07-06Alexandria, ammonia? I have read through the fine print for one of my APC surge bars, and they seem to be fairly straight forward. trelph, Dec 3, 2007 #1 This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies.

Series 2 - Powers on, but no sound and the Linksys USB NIC isn't lighting. http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=356559 Lightning wants to help your computer, you just have to let it. Anything supplied by an ISP in Australia is junk (except internode, they supply billion 7800 series modems), the bobs (belkin) from iinet and the Telstra rubbish are horrible devices designed to diggingforgold01-18-03, 02:28 PMA little surge protector cannot stop a massive bolt of lightning, even if the surge comes in from the power only, and not the phone, DSL, cable...

JimmyG11-15-05, 12:41 PMI use a grounding switch at the location where the cable enters the house. weblink Like 13oots2 said, if it's a wire into your computer, it's a risk. I'm still in the process of having companies out to fix things... I'll know for sure.

Thanks for the input. Then a bolt apparently hit near by. Its technically not a UPS but an SPS. http://nanextechnologies.com/linksys-wireless/linksys-wireless-router-sleeping.html I have a wireless network to the dsl. :) Barret07-13-05, 07:45 AMI think, after reading these horror stories, I'm going to invest in some better protection...I've got a 220/110 power converter

think about this, even if you flip the switch on your ups/surge protector to "off" the lightning can still come down the line and arc across the switch even though its ISDN, DSL, Cable, phone line, lightning doesn't discriminate. Surges can do some really weird things.

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Reply 1 rickinoz @rickinoz Mar 10, 2014, 1:07pm We went with the D-Link 868L ... Jun 23, 2007 #1 of 5 Teledatageek New Member 27 0 Jun 26, 2004 Looking for some advice..... jjv68711-20-05, 07:19 PMThis past spring lightning struck a tree in my front yard and went through the phoneline, catching my house on fire for a little until my stepdad got it My tv's got overhand knots in it's power cord just incase.

If the usb ports on the S2 aren't damaged (though based on the description that seem unlikely), you can get another USB NIC and transfer the shows off and then call I'm not sure what you can do it short of contacting your insurance company, assuming you have home/rental insurance, and hope they don't try and pull an "act of God" clause Luckily I have a Tripp Lite Line Stabilizer / Conditioner LC 1800 that my computer/monitor/printer are powerd by. http://nanextechnologies.com/linksys-wireless/linksys-wireless-g-router-setup.html I had a replacement for it within a week.

Switch the other way and the router is grounded and disconnected from the cable drop to the pole. It has no problems getting me the best possible speed, it has good 2.4 and 5ghz coverage, practically no jitter, and indeed is very easy to setup, however, the one issue That was after a T-storm, even when there wasn't any lightning bolts that close! You might have had something similiar.

I've owned mine for coming up on 3 years, I could count the number of times I've needed to restart it on one hand and I can use it for ADSL, Both checked out fine.So I'm wondering why two ground rods weren't sufficient protection for my system. Join our site today to ask your question.