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post #1 of 63 (permalink) Old 07-25-2006, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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S.O.B! Lightning Strike!!!!

SOB!!!! I just took a lightning strike a few minutes ago. I heard a LOUD pop over at the desktop.

So far my cable modem is totally out, no lights on at all, and no data processing thru. It smells like it's fried.

Also my desktop took a hit. It boots up but no video is displaying up to the monitor. I was hoping it was just the monitor that got hit, but I just hooked up the laptop to it and the monitor works fine. So I'd say my video card got hit.

I'll have to call the cable company to get a new cable modem tomorrow, and I'll have to get a video card soon and hopefully that will fix everything.

Until then I can use someone elses connection whenever I can...but the wireless signals are so low.
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post #2 of 63 (permalink) Old 07-26-2006, 03:39 AM
 
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lol gotta love Wi-Fi
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lol gotta love Wi-Fi
Damn that sucks R1. That shiz woke me up last nite...nasty wicked thunder. I thought the world was coming to an end at 9:55pm.



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Shi*ty, dude.
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Well right now is the first time I've been able to get a good wireless connection today. I did call the cable company and they are bringing me a new cable modem tomorrow afternoon. So I may not be able to post for long today.
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So your surge protector didn't do sh*t?
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So your surge protector didn't do sh*t?
it half way did. The printer, speakers, monitor, wireless router, and 4 port usb hub are still ok.

I think the lightning strike came in thru the cable (RG59) cable shorted out the cable modem, then went thru the Cat5 cable and struck the computer.

How the wireless router got bypassed from the short...I have no clue....the cat5 cable goes into that from the cable modem....then into the computer.
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dang that sucks. I know they make surge protectors with the cable in/outs but can you use those for broadband or will it attenuate the signal too much? anyone know?
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it half way did. The printer, speakers, monitor, wireless router, and 4 port usb hub are still ok.

I think the lightning strike came in thru the cable (RG59) cable shorted out the cable modem, then went thru the Cat5 cable and struck the computer.

How the wireless router got bypassed from the short...I have no clue....the cat5 cable goes into that from the cable modem....then into the computer.
You lost me after "it half way did."
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You lost me after "it half way did."
well you had me at hello wait...wrong thread
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well you had me at hello wait...wrong thread
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it half way did. The printer, speakers, monitor, wireless router, and 4 port usb hub are still ok.

I think the lightning strike came in thru the cable (RG59) cable shorted out the cable modem, then went thru the Cat5 cable and struck the computer.

How the wireless router got bypassed from the short...I have no clue....the cat5 cable goes into that from the cable modem....then into the computer.
I'll never understand electricity

The wireless router might just have some internals that took the hit and just shutdown and restarted then it bled down the line. Once you surge equipment like that who knows the way it's gonna behave.
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Don't make me break out the big green laser.
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That sucks R1, surge protectors are useless anyway. Lightning will jump the gap the surge protector makes during the few times they operate correctly anyway.

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dang that sucks. I know they make surge protectors with the cable in/outs but can you use those for broadband or will it attenuate the signal too much? anyone know?
It shouldn't hurt the connecting...but I'm not totally sure.

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It's really a simple network.... see attachment below.
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I can't believe you just made a schematic of that

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I was just messing around. i knew what you were talkign about.
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this seems appropriate:
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I can't believe you just made a schematic of that
ahh well... I thought DL was just really that lost.
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