RE: [Electronics_101] DVR lightning strike and RTL8100Bs
> From: Andrew VilleneuveUnfortunately, replacing the NIC is not an option. The LAN interface is on
> It's always been my experience that twisted-pair Ethernet interfaces
> highly sensitive to power surges - much more so than the appliances
> that people take the time to unplug during electrical storms.
> On PCs, I swap NICs whenever it happens. I've be interested in what
> you find.
I can send in the motherboard for repair for $106 but I thought I'd take a
crack at it first.
BTW: I now have a three-stage (gas discharge, inductor, TVS diode) LAN surge
suppressor (L-Com model AL-CAT5HPJW) on each end of the cable which goes
between buildings that are on different power distribution transformers. We
had lightning strikes in the area yesterday (including power blink-out) and
so far all is well.
"Good judgment comes from experience, experience comes from bad judgment"
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