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Old 07-29-2013, 07:09 PM
 
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Went to go on the internet and no network connection. Oh noooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Checked the router and no lights at all. After messing with it for a while I was able to get it to come on after disconnecting power for some time, maybe 5 minutes. You have to disconnect it for a while. Mine has a regular power switch, if I turn it off and back on no lights. If i disconnect and immediately reconnect still no lights. I have to disconnect it from the power supply and let it sit there for while, reconnect and I get lights and all is well.

The power supply for the router is 12 volts and 5amps. I checked with a multimeter and I'm getting 12.2 volts. Shouldn't the volts be higher? I checked another 12volt supply and that one is like 16 volts.

The next largest one I have is 1.2 amps so I can't swap them out.

Note I upgraded firmware after getting it going again and that had no affect. Model is netgear R6300. Probably a bad supply?
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:30 AM
 
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Did you take a look at the manufacturers specs and see what the tolerance is on the PSU?
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:52 AM
 
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Update, I just looked at the manual for this unit:

Netgear R6300 | R6300 User Manual (PDF)

Page 118 is the specs and all it says is 12VDC....

I would think 12.2VDC is OK and the problem is somewhere else....

FWIW If you have to get a new router:

http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-Dual-Band...=asus+rt-n66-u

Had it for over a year, no problems whatsoever...

Last edited by plwhit; 07-30-2013 at 02:35 AM..
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