One of the most asked questions by cable internet customers is, “What does the Ethernet port on a surge protector do?” To answer this question, it’s best to look at what the Ethernet cable is used for.
Why Surge Protectors?
No matter if someone is using DSL or cable internet service, they are using their connection through an Ethernet cable plugged into their modem. It brings us back to the question of why some surge protectors have Ethernet ports.
The Ethernet connection allows users to share their high-speed Internet with ten other computers via a hub. If you are looking for this functionality, make sure your new surge protector has an Ethernet port.
Surge protectors are the best way to keep your devices safe from power surges, and they also have Ethernet ports so you can create an Ethernet connection among all of them.
Also, keep in mind that if you plan on connecting more than one computer to your modem via Ethernet, you will need to purchase a hub.
2nd Reason of Surge Protectors Having Ethernet Port
Another reason surge protectors have Ethernet ports is that these ports can be used to create an impromptu network. If someone has multiple computers in their home and doesn’t want the hassle of setting up another wireless router, they can simply use the Ethernet port on their surge protector to connect both of their computers. The surge protector essentially becomes a switch or routing device.
To set this up, all users would need to plug one end of an Ethernet cable into the modem and the other end into the surge protector’s port. Once everything is plugged in, users should open their web browser and type in 192.168.1.1 (the IP address for most routers). They will be prompted for their username and password, which is usually “admin” and “password.” After this configuration has been set up, you will now access the Internet via both computers.
Surge protectors have Ethernet ports because they can provide a safe way to electrical power devices such as phones or routers. Many people use their phone line for more than just having an Internet connection; they may also use it for broadband phone service, so they don’t have to pay double for these services. If this is not the case, many people still like to keep their old phone lines connected because it provides them with a backup in case of an emergency. The problem lies in sharing one modem between two different phone services.
Fortunately, users can simply use a three-prong to the two-prong adapter and plug their modem directly into the surge protectors Ethernet port. It will allow them to connect both phone lines without fear of damage to either service or their computer equipment.
In conclusion, it is best not to mix and match different types of electrical devices. It could pose a possible fire hazard in some cases if you’re not careful with what you connect. By having the same type of device plugged into your surge protector, you ensure that everything works safely and properly within your home or office space.
These reasons revolve around protecting your electronic data from surges in electricity, so make sure an Ethernet connection is available on your new surge protector.