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Old 12th August, 2003, 04:21 AM
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Question 56k modem no dial tone after thunderstorm


i have a 56k modem inside a sony vaio. we had a severe thunderstorm (with lightning) a couple of days ago and i think it did something to the modem. i no longer get a dial tone but i know the phone jack works. the phone line was not connected to the belkin surge protector which supposedly grounds the line, i'm not sure about that.

i had the same problem a year ago but i didn't think much of it before.

is the thunderstorm related to the 56k modem failure? and if so, is there a way to prevent it? also i'm shopping for a modem now. any recommendations?

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