Re: Modem in Debian
Paul Johnson wrote:
> Unless you run the phone line thru a surge suppressor.
Doesn't always help. The problem is usually a difference of potential
between the phone line and the power line under lightning fault conditions.
Ron Johnson writes:
> Oh, yeah, because phone line surge suppressors never introduce massive
> amounts of line noise that reduce connection speeds, if still allowing
> connections at all...
I have a power distribution center with filtering and protection that
powers all my computers and my DSL modem (scrounged at a local school). It
has phone line protection that worked fine with dialup but I can't use it
> Besides, what's to stop a big surge from arcing over the damaged external
> modem circuits, down the RS-232 cable and onto the mobo?
That can happen, but it's less likely with an external modem. I've lost
several modems to lightning but the only time I had a motherboard damaged
was when I was using an internal modem.