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Adsl and lightning

  1. Apr 24, 2010 #1
    How does the lightning affect or damage the ADSL router? because the internet conection is a telephone line(wire)?

    we connect the telephone line to get the internet connection after activating the ADSL connection, so how lightning can affect or damage the router when it is connected?

    what does they do to activate the ADSL connection?
     
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  3. Apr 24, 2010 #2
    Do you think you have suffered lightning damage or are you having trouble making a new connection work?
     
  4. Apr 24, 2010 #3
    no, just i want to know
     
  5. Apr 24, 2010 #4
    Telephone lines carry a small voltage, so I would assume the lightning may cause a surge. However I'm not sure if that is what you are after.
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2010
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