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Old 18th November 2015, 12:46   #1
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The Background: Chennai's woes are not over yet. The rains have stopped for now but we continue to suffer. 3 days back, a lightening killed my Wifi Router, ADSL modem and 2 NIC from 2 different computers.

Every few years, this sort of thing keeps happening and I keep changing them. I have ACT fiber optics connection as well as Airtel Broadband feeding a NAS server and a Wifi router. I was under the impression that fiber optics will be immune to lightening surges. But the last mile connectivity is through copper CAT 5 cable and that passes the surge to your connected Network Interface card.

There must be a better way to protect these components. Ethernet Surge protectors are available online - but they cost around 3k each. It is almost the same cost as a router and a NIC.

Anyone here has experience with these ethernet - RJ45 as well as modem line RJ11 surge protectors ?

Any ideas ?
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Old 18th November 2015, 12:54   #2
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I am looking for options too. I had one 'N' wifi modem router acting purely as a modem and connected via ethernet to a second 'AC' router which was doing dual band wifi duty and Gigabit connectivity. Last week's lightning strike in chennai took out the ports on both ends of the connection between the AC-N router. Now my AC routers WAN port is fried while the N router has conked off one ethernet port.
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Old 18th November 2015, 13:17   #3
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I am also looking for a cost effective solution for the telephone, ACT cable and Airtel dish.

Belkin does have this option on the 6 socket and 8 socket ones, but dont know how effective it is. I have purchased this, but still to be connected. I am looking for something which can be stand alone, like a ADSL splitter which can be connected inline.

These 2 have the ethernet and telephone options as well
http://www.belkin.com/in/IWCatProduc...uct_Id=481734#
http://www.belkin.com/in/IWCatProduc...uct_Id=481703#
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Old 18th November 2015, 14:14   #4
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I am also looking for a cost effective solution for the telephone, ACT cable and Airtel dish.

Belkin does have this option on the 6 socket and 8 socket ones, but dont know how effective it is. I have purchased this, but still to be connected. I am looking for something which can be stand alone, like a ADSL splitter which can be connected inline.
It looks like RJ11 ports which are for phone line and ADSL modem. Where did you buy the Belkin and how much did that cost you ?

RJ11 surge protectors are easily available at reasonable cost. But RJ45 surge protectors are expensive and not available in Indian online stores.
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Old 18th November 2015, 15:11   #5
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Try this.

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http://www.apc.com/shop/in/en/produc...ines/P-PNET1GB

http://www.amazon.com/APC-PNET1GB-Pr.../dp/B000BKUSS8

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Old 18th November 2015, 17:25   #6
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Thanks Optimist. With optimism (can't help the pun ) I tried the site but unfortunately can't locate one seller in India.
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Old 19th November 2015, 00:19   #7
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It looks like RJ11 ports which are for phone line and ADSL modem. Where did you buy the Belkin and how much did that cost you ?

RJ11 surge protectors are easily available at reasonable cost. But RJ45 surge protectors are expensive and not available in Indian online stores.
The one I have does have the RJ11 and RJ45. The mrp is around 3.9. Below is the product image.
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I used to have a couple of UPS's which had this feature inbuilt.

Wont that be cheaper / more useful?
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Thanks Optimist. With optimism (can't help the pun ) I tried the site but unfortunately can't locate one seller in India.
The amazon link does ship to India. Their delivery is usually fast too:
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The amazon link does ship to India. Their delivery is usually fast too:
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Thanks Rehaan. I will check that out.
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I used to have a couple of UPS's which had this feature inbuilt.

Wont that be cheaper / more useful?
Yes. I have an old APC UPC with a surge protection facility for RJ11 too. But that used to cause attenuation of the signal so much that I discarded it.
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The one I have does have the RJ11 and RJ45. The mrp is around 3.9. Below is the product image.
Thanks Raghu. It will be adequate. It is not available readily in the online stores.
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Thanks Raghu. It will be adequate. It is not available readily in the online stores.
I got this from Mercy electronics, you could check with them. That said I am yet to use it, since I wanted to relocate the router and that has not happened till now!!
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I got this from Mercy electronics, you could check with them. That said I am yet to use it, since I wanted to relocate the router and that has not happened till now!!
Thanks again. One surprising thing is both of us have around the same message count.
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The one I have does have the RJ11 and RJ45. The mrp is around 3.9. Below is the product image.
Can you please provide the Belkin Model / Part #? Thanks.
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Thanks again. One surprising thing is both of us have around the same message count.
Interesting coincidence...

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Can you please provide the Belkin Model / Part #? Thanks.
The earlier link was incorrect pls. find the link to the "ultimate series":

http://www.belkin.com/in/IWCatProduc...uct_Id=481734#
http://www.amazon.in/Belkin-F9G826vz...productDetails

Hope it helps.
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Thank you very much, Raghu. Strangely, Belkin does not list model/part #s on their website for their products; this is pretty stupid.
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