Lightning Protection w/PCIe Gigabit Multimode SC Fiber Network Card???
I'm looking for ways to protect my hardware from Mother Nature and was thinking about installing a low profile PCIe Gigabit Multimode SC Fiber Network Card.
Cable Modem <-----> Multimode Media Converter <------> PCIe Gigabit Multimode SC Fiber Network Card in pc running pfsense
What recommendations for a Gigabit card?
Mats last edited by Mats
That idea will work. I did the same thing for a number of years.
My setup back then was Adsl modem - 100mbit fiber converter - fibre - allied telisys 100 mbit nic - pfsense - intel pro 1000 pf - fibre - internal switch
After a lightning hit that turned the Adsl modem into a smelly junk pile I got an Adsl Router with gbit connectors from my ISP so that made a redisgn possible.
Adsl modem - fibre converter - fibre - switch (dedicated vlan) - fibre - intel nic on pfsense
nowdays I have a fibre connection from my isp
One piece of advice. Make sure you have some protection on the electric side. After all in the worst case - you want the modem too fry to save the rest
@mats thanks for the reply and please forgive the long delay in responding.
Thanks for the advice regarding the electrical side. Have a APC UPS powering the cable modem. The coax feeding the cable modem is run thru a surge suppressor . The pfSense box is powered by a separate APC UPS. Anything else I should consider?
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