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Lightning and PIX501, a good combo?

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I have a PIX501 that has been working reliably for the last 5 mos.  Yesterday we had a storm that might have hit the area with lightning.  I have a DSL modem connected to the outside interface on the PIX using PPoE.  I have a switch (brand new, already swapped) connected to one of the 4 LAN ports on the PIX.  I have a XPP box that I type in ping 192.168.2.1 -t (PIX LANIP).  I watch it time out, if I disconnect the XPP box from the switch and connect it to the PIX LAN port, i get replys.  Whn the XPP box is connected to the switch, it cannot ping any device conencted to the switch.
I know there is more to test when I go backl tomorrow, I am looking for any reason why the PIX would be behaving like this.  IS there a way that something else on the network can block this.
I am going to bring my laptop tomorrow and connect to the switch and remove the uplink cable to see if ping becomes available.
Is there anyone who has seen what lightning can do to the PIX, can it create a messed up scenario such as this?
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>I disconnect the XPP box from the switch and connect it to the PIX LAN port, i get replys.
This would tell me that it's not the PIX, but perhaps the switch

>Whn the XPP box is connected to the switch, it cannot ping any device conencted to the switch
Again, this points to the switch, not the PIX..

Was there a power outage during the storm? Did the equipment reboot after configuration changes were made but not saved?
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irmoore,
thanks for the answer.  it was a couple of zapped switches that were causing the problems.  I just am basically able to get through a PIX install so I wasn't sure.  Thanks for the help.
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