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Hi, and thanks in advance. I'm working on a new server running Windows Small Business Server 2008. About 3 weeks ago the old server died and wouldn't boot, so it was replaced. Last week, the router stopped responding and it was determined that the power adapter was dead. Yesterday, the replacement router stopped responding.
When I arrived today, all the router's lights (power, status, WAN, 1,2,3,4) were illuminated. I was unable to access the router's configuration page via web browser, and ping came back 'destination host unreachable.'
I guess my situation is, I'm trying to determine what is causing these repeated problems. The DSL ISP said there had been outages in the area on the day the server died (the internet actually went down a little before the server did). Also, the electricity grid in the area is old and poorly maintained, although there is some sort of surge protector on the building as well as a (somewhat old) UPS for the server and whatnot. Is is possible for a power surge of some kind to come through a DSL line and fry a modem or unprotected server? Do I just need a higher-end router to deal with the traffic from the office (running 6 or so PCs, lots of centralized file storage, etc).