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UPS and External Drive Connected to WiFi Router?

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UPS and External Drive Connected to WiFi Router?

This question was originally posted by Rich on APC forums on 1/2/2012


I am wondering if this is possible and if so, how to accomplish it...

I have an external drive connected to a wifi router that I would like to protect against surges and have a battery backup for so I can properly shut it down if need be. The power is easy to protect, but my concern is a surge coming over the DSL line, into the modem, router, and then into the external drive plugged into the wifi router. I know there is a DSL port on my APC UPS, but I don't understand how that could work in this situation since the computer itself won't be directly plugged into the UPS. I need the DSL line to go into the modem or router at some point in the process for it to work.

Can anyone help me understand this?


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Re: UPS and External Drive Connected to WiFi Router?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 1/12/2012


I have two additional questions related to this:

I have bought a APC CS350 to keep my modem on power during power breaks because I have a VOIP phone line at home. After a burglary we installed an alarm system but the system should be able to call the emergency room if the alarm goes off during power breaks. If I also connect the DSL lines to the UPS, does this in any way influence the way of working of the modem/alarm?

And next to this: I'm thinking of extending my internet subscription with digital TV. Does connecting the DSL line to the UPS influence the quality of the TV signal?

Thanks in advance!
Rob

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Re: UPS and External Drive Connected to WiFi Router?

This reply was originally posted by Chris on APC forums on 1/3/2012


I'm not sure which UPS you have but if the UPS does offer this type of protection, there should be two ports. One is labeled in and one is labeled out. The phone line comes from the wall to the in port on the UPS, the out port goes to the modem. The UPS is essentially the "middle man" between the wall and the modem. This is to protect surges coming through the phone line. It would also be recommended to plug the modem itself into the UPS to protect a surge coming through the power line. Please let us know if you have further questions.

Rob73_apc
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Re: UPS and External Drive Connected to WiFi Router?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 1/12/2012


I have two additional questions related to this:

I have bought a APC CS350 to keep my modem on power during power breaks because I have a VOIP phone line at home. After a burglary we installed an alarm system but the system should be able to call the emergency room if the alarm goes off during power breaks. If I also connect the DSL lines to the UPS, does this in any way influence the way of working of the modem/alarm?

And next to this: I'm thinking of extending my internet subscription with digital TV. Does connecting the DSL line to the UPS influence the quality of the TV signal?

Thanks in advance!
Rob