We are in a small office environment, and we have a cable modem connection going into a router then into a patch bay and the rest of our network. We had a lightning storm two weeks ago, and lightning hit our building and fried our cable modem and the WAN port of our router. We have all the power supplies connected to a surge protector, but evidentally, the surge got through to our equipment somehow. How can we protect from this happening again? Do you guys think the surge could have gone through the coaxial cable into the modem and fried it and then somehow traveled through the cable modem into the ethernet cable and fried the WAN port? Only the WAN port stopped working...not any others. Also, the cable modem still had the power light on, but it wouldn't connect anymore, which is why I believe that the surge came through the cable and not the power. Any suggestions on how to protect our equipment? Do we need to invest in a coaxial surge protector? Thanks for any help you can provide us!
Edited by JohnDubya, 04 September 2007 - 12:07 PM.