Well see, that's the weird part. The router, modem, desktop and monitor are all on my APC XS 1500 UPS battery backup. It wasn't a typical surge from a lightening strike. The lights didn't even flicker. Sun was out but I could hear thunder in the distance. All of a sudden a bright flash and thunder clap at the exact same time. I was on the ipad at the time and the wireless connection went out. I go in the check the router and it was dead but everything else was fine. I did some research to find the sometimes the static discharge from lightening can fry stuff far from the actual strike if the right conditions are present. It's all good though because it forced me to upgrade to the Linksys/Cisco E3000 and now my ipad speeds are as fast as my wired desktop.