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Should I run my cat 5 cable that goes into my pc through my ups battery backup? I am worried about a surge coming from my router throught my cat5 cable then damaging my motherboard. Any suggestions?
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Should I run my cat 5 cable that goes into my pc through my ups battery backup? I am worried about a surge coming from my router throught my cat5 cable then damaging my motherboard. Any suggestions?

you can do it no problem. it may cause a small amount more latency but that should be about it.
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I've never seen a surge damage a motherboard through a rj-45 before and I've dealt with A LOT of computers, but you might as well.

It's not gonna hurt anything.
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