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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-15-2005, 01:16 AM Thread Starter
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Lost at least 2 network devices. Network is down. Very angry.

Marshmallows over ethernet, anyone?

We just had a severe thunderstorm in my area (I think someone's house in my neighborhood took a hit at one point). It was the worst I've ever seen in my 21 years of existence. Constant bright lightning and severe ground-shaking thunder, and I do mean constant.

I was sitting near my PC station, and all of a sudden I hear a "phzzzzzt". Needless to say, my network is toast. I lost a wireless router/4-port switch, and one of the gigabit network controllers (not wireless) on my shiny new (expensive) motherboard I still don't know if I lost any of the NIC's on my server. I've got a pair of 3Com's in there, which can be replaced much more cheaply than a motherboard.....

Thankfully, my computers are OK. I have them on a battery backup (UPS).

I'm still not sure if the surge came in through the electrical outlet, or through the cable modem. All my electronics are surge-proteced and properly grounded. The cable modem is fine -- so why did the router & NIC get fried?

I'm thoroughly pissed. I paid so much for that motherboard.



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Re: Lost at least 2 network devices. Network is down. Very angry.

Well, there goes a firetruck.... I guess there was a strike nearby after all.


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Re: Lost at least 2 network devices. Network is down. Very angry.

Ouch!!!! Sorry to hear that. I hope everyone is ok.


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Re: Lost at least 2 network devices. Network is down. Very angry.

All OK here (except for the electronics) -- but that firetruck that went by got me a little worried. It it weren't 1:30 in the morning, I'd take a drive and see.


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Re: Lost at least 2 network devices. Network is down. Very angry.

^^ probably some trees caught fire or something, or there are down electrical lines with lotsa sparks...
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post #6 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-15-2005, 07:46 AM
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Re: Lost at least 2 network devices. Network is down. Very angry.

^^ You need one of these http://store.yahoo.com/multi-com/apcsmar14xop.html
I love having mine it works great and keeps the nasty power away from my shiat.
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from my past experiences....if you lost any components on a mobo to lightning, the rest of the board (and the rest of the box) is likely to die in a short while as well.
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Re: Lost at least 2 network devices. Network is down. Very angry.

^^ Yeah thats very true..if your modem gets toasted by a surge it probably got something else with the jolt also.
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[quote author=MZ3sZoomZoom link=topic=27268.msg371963#msg371963 date=1124106390]
^^ You need one of these http://store.yahoo.com/multi-com/apcsmar14xop.html
I love having mine it works great and keeps the nasty power away from my shiat.
[/quote]

I have one (a bit smaller - 900 VA), just not APC brand. It's kept my computer(s) running even when the lights go dim because of storms. The only thing is, it only has a limited amount of sockets that are battery-protected. My "petty" electronics (router, printer, etc.) are hooked up to the surge-protected outlets (without battery backup) on it. Nonetheless, shouldn't the surge protection have worked? How many battery outlets does that APC one have?

[quote author=murph182 link=topic=27268.msg371990#msg371990 date=1124111973]
from my past experiences....if you lost any components on a mobo to lightning, the rest of the board (and the rest of the box) is likely to die in a short while as well.
[/quote]

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On big old fatty battery and six outlets. I have my cable modem router computer and two monitors plugged in along with my printer.
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