I have just purchased a Belkin Surge pro. It is similar to this click here The modelF9T620uk2M is not listed on the belkin website.
I already had a fairly old surge protector but this did not cover the modem. So thought I would upgrade.
Now for the nitty gritty. The registered INTERNET connection speed drops from 45.2Kbps to 31.2Kbps when it is routed through the surge protector. Is this normal ( I doubt it ), do you think I have a duff one or do you think the readings may be wrong. The pages do seem to load reasonably well.
Win X\P pro, 2500+ Barton, 512 of 2700, 2 X 80 gig Maxtor's, dvd rom and dvdrw.
All I want to do it protect the computer via the modem side. I don't want a nice bolt of electricity travelling up the telephone wire, into the modem and then frying half of my computer. This has happened to 2 of my friends recently in our village.
You would be wise checking the surge protector and make sure it is shielded for use with internet connetions phone lines, only some are and the unshielded ones make you lose connection speed and somtimes stop you connecting all together,if it isnt shielded you can either change it for one that is or just take the phone line out and use it just for the plugs and use the modem the normal way.
Thanks for that and it is a BT line. The problem is that when the modem line is not routed through the surge protector, the connection speed is registered at 45.2Kbps. This is fine. Its only when I route it through the surge protector that registered rate drops to 31.2Kbps.
Now that's something I didn't think of. When I bought the protector. I thought 3 phone sockets, one in and two out would do me fine. I will check up on that. Thanks to both.