A direct strike could take out surge protectors and UPS, daisychained down the length of a football field.
Also this was an old fashioned modem. Witch is an old fashoned piece of silvercord 2 pair wire, connected to a wall outlet up to the phone lines, right to the machine.
No hubs no switches, there are a few surge, and UPS that have connections for RJ11 connectors you can loop the connection through but this wasen't the case.
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