Thursday, August 21, 2008

We've blown out ANOTHER wireless router

We determined tonight that our last wireless router was blown out in the lighting storm Wednesday night. We eventually lost power for about a half-an-hour, but it was a loud and lightning-filled night before that. The router is a D-Link DIR-625. I had repeatedly tried to reboot it by cycling power, but to no result. The lights blink, but it won't connect to the radio. We use a fixed-wireless broadband connection that is good for about 7.6mbit down and about 1.6mbit up. I am directly connected to the radio right now, since the router is useless. We have had three previous routers blow out in lightning storms, as well. They connect to the radio, which is connected to the dish attenna on the roof.

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