It's blown my trusty Netgear DGN2000 up - completely dead and it smells of burning plastic - happened to neighbours too.
No bother, i've got a DG834PN in the loft. Plugged it in and all is well downstairs.
I've got CAT5 running around the side of the house alongside a BT phone extension and on the end of it is a WNR2000 which I use as a switch / wireless repeater.
The WNR2000 was madly flashing so I turned it off. Turned it back on and my iPhone and other devices would not connect to it. Took it downstairs to the PN, plugged it in and it was fine but it won't work on the CAT5 all I get is 169 addresses and assigning a static IP doesn't work either - it's dropping packets - even if I plug my laptop directly into the CAT5, it drops packets.
The network card on my work laptop and Xbox 360 appear to be dead - these were plugged directly into the DGN2000.
Has the lightning destroyed my CAT5??
Surely it would just pass through it, there are no signs of scorching etc.
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