Home network lightning protection
My home network and Home PC have had a bad few weeks. About 2 weeks ago lightning struck across the street and I lost the onboard NIC in the PC. I also lost the switch port that the PC and the DVR were connected to.
I just installed the new RMAíed MB last Thursday and sent the bad one back yesterday. Last night there was another storm and lightning struck a tree in the back yard. I get home from work today to find the onboard nic is out again, the DVR is dead, and the port my PC was connected to is dead. The DRV port is probably dead to, but I havenít got that far.
I donít really want to RMA the board again, so I found an old NIC in the office to get me back online.
My equipment is connected with a patch panel in the basement with jacks going to most of the rooms. They are on surge protectors, but itís getting into the network somehow.
My question is what can I do to protect my equipment from this?
Any ideas and suggestions are appreciated.