So yesterday we was getting ready to go out, and having heard some thunder in the distance, I had things ready to…

So yesterday we was getting ready to go out, and having heard some thunder in the distance, I had things ready to…

So yesterday we was getting ready to go out, and having heard some thunder in the distance, I had things ready to unplug if the weather worsened.

The sounds of distant thunder are replaced with one sudden loud crack/boom/red flash of light, so things got unplugged then. But while it seemed near by, it didn’t look like there was a direct strike.

After waiting for a bit to see if its safe, we leave to do some grocery shopping.

After a while a family member still at home want to bring the Internet back up, so I tell them what to plug back in and that it’ll take a few minutes for things to boot up .

They message back, No Internet, sounds like they did what they should have. But I can’t do anymore from remote, so it’ll have to wait for me to get back home.

Later I get back home, get something to eat and start to figure out what is wrong and what it’ll take to get things fixed.

After a while I figured out, the modem, the router, and the switch are all dead. And I haven’t had that router or switch for more than 4 months. 🙁

So I dig around, and find an old adsl modem, redo the connections with another switch I had and re-configure a wifi router to handle pppoe again instead of just offering wifi and get Internet stumbling back (and stumbling it is).

Need to replace the adsl 2+ modem, the erlite-3 router, the switch, and the phones. (We will also be getting in line surge protector for the phone line.)

Once we have a new/working phone to test with, we can see if we need to contact the phone company or not to fix the line.

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