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Protection from lightning

ajwhite0
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Hello,

We have an external Cisco access point and I can't locate the name of the adaptor you put between the external access point and internal switches to protect it from a lightning strike.  It's a small adaptor that will blow if hit by lightning but protects the internal network.

Any ideas?

Thanks

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Hi,

You're looking for 'Lightning Arrestor'. Something like this. Make sure you get the right one for your AP connector (N / RP-TNC) and note they aren't infallible! 

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/wireless/lightning_arrestor/installation/guide/hslar.html

Ric

AJ - Generally speaking, a lightning arrestor is not going to protect your equipment in the event of a direct strike.  It will protect your equipment from a nearby strike, or from static discharges.  But a direct strike is going to fry everything in its path.  :)

.....dennis.kline@yahoo.com...(It takes an Act of God to fade a wireless path, but any fool with a backhoe can cut fiber)
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