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Betr: Does running pci lan card protect from power surge over ethernet cable ? cedric . dewijs Sun Aug 07 13:00:12 2011

> For the time being, i am using cheap pci 
>lan card and a switch - the ISP cable is terminated at the switch and 
>another ethernet cable is connected from the switch to the lan card ? 
>Does it offer any protection ?

Your switch has a transformer for each ethernet cable outlet. This isolates
the 2 ethernet cables.

Any ethernet card also has a transformer, so by adding a switch you have
added a layer of insulation.

Best regards,


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