Had a problem with the internet a while back and Roadrunner ended up replacing the modem. Before he changed the modems he noticed that I had the cable connected from the wall to my surge protector and then to the modem, rather then connecting dirctly from the wall to the modem. He said that putting a surge protector in the loop was a bad idea and could lead to a lot of problems, though I can't remember if this was because of interference or a loss of signal strength. Has any one heard of this before. Isn't it a good idea to run it through the surge protrctor to protect against lightning strikes. From what I remember reading in the past a lightning srike is far more likely to travel down a telephone or cable line then it is through your electrical wiriing.