a few days ago lightning struck my house, was a weird experience as the power flashed out for about half a second and there was a very loud crack. The only lasting effect seemed to be that our router didn't work. The router itself would no longer turn on leaving us without internet for a few days. We called our internet provider and they came out and replaced the router and got everything back to normal, i thought. I decided to get back on the computer after they replaced the router and to my dismay I couldn't connect to the internet. I tried a ton of things but it wasn't even showing up as connected to the router ( I use Ethernet). My computer is plugged to a surge protector so I don't think my computer was directly affected by the lightning strike. The issue that I think happened is that the lightning strike somehow affected my computer through my Ethernet which was plugged into the struck router and my computer. I think it somehow managed to fry my Ethernet because I purchased a new Ethernet which I tried on another computer so I know it works and it won't even register as plugged into my computer, anybody have any clue whats happening or if there is a fix for it? Would I have to replace the entire CPU? Everything else is functioning on my computer so idk. all help appreciated .