Airport Extreme And Lightning

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by dissdnt, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. dissdnt macrumors 65816

    dissdnt

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    So last night our place got hit directly by lightning. It was scary as hell, my entire bedroom filled with light and my smoke alarm went off and I can read peoples minds... teasing.

    Anyway this morning i was checking everything and noticed my wifi was down. The Airport Extreme is working but it doesn't recognized the Ethernet plugged in. I plugged the modem directly to my macbook pro and it works fine, so it's not the modem.

    Anyway ever have a problem with there Ethernet port on the airport extreme and had any success troubleshooting and fixing it or am i screwed.
     
  2. geoffreak macrumors 68020

    geoffreak

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    I hope your homeowner's insurance covers lightning because you may be buying a new Airport if resetting it doesn't help.
     
  3. dissdnt thread starter macrumors 65816

    dissdnt

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    Ahh didn't even think of that. I should call State Farm. Thanks.

    Update: Called the, I'm covered but 500 copay.. so boo.
     
  4. dissdnt thread starter macrumors 65816

    dissdnt

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    I called Apple, went through a few things and the guy said they'll just replace it for me! Woot.

    Anyway they are sending a new one today and I just have to send back the old one, no charge.

    Gotta love Apple.
     
  5. swiftaw macrumors 603

    swiftaw

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    I would suggest a surge protector on your coax cable going from the wall to your modem (assuming you have a cable modem and not DSL).
     
  6. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    I'm glad it was just the router.

    Lightning throws not-insignificant EMP, you may wish to check your drives.
     
  7. dissdnt thread starter macrumors 65816

    dissdnt

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    Indeed. Can you suggest a good one? And will protect against low power level and spikes etc? Probably one with a few minutes of battery backup.
     
  8. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

    patrick0brien

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    -dissdnt

    I'll recommend a surge and spike arrestor if you feel "lightning can strike twice"

    Surge Arrestor and UPS
     

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