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Protect wireless Internet tower against lightning

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I am at Capricom ( Wireless Networks, but the last 2 weeks the "lightning" struck our tower and router for 3 times in the past 2 weeks. Can you please give me advise on how to protect our Wireless equipment against the lightning strikes? Their technical support said that we must unplug everything out of the power and also unplug all cables out of the POE's, but that did not work. Isn't there something like a lightning protector for our Wireless Internet tower? The brand I am using for our routers and tower is "Mikrotik".
I would greatly appreciate help from anyone.

Thank you! :-)
commented Dec 5, 2016 by Thom Guru

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Hi. Lightning can gain a loophole through power lines or phone lines on to devices. For this consider a good surge protector and run both power and phone lines through. Also look at UPSs (Uninterruptible Power Supply).

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