The impending Thunderstorms and potential blackouts don’t scare you. You just purchased a new APC Battery Backup and surge protector. No electrical spikes to hurt your computer, no worries if the power goes out because afterall you are using a laptop that is connected to a battery backup. You can last up to two hours after the battery backup goes down. No worries right?
Well, as it turns out, if that DSL router that is sitting elsewhere is not also on a battery backup, you still aren’t getting out on the Internet. Duh.