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Old 04-07-2009, 08:26 PM
 
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Has anyone ever heard of using a WII on a wireless router and burning it up? I had a Dynex DX WGRTR router and when playing mario kart it quit broadcasting. I bought a Netgear WGR614 and a few days later it did the same thing. I replaced it with an identical replacement and it also burnt out when playing Mariokart. What the heck is going on here? I can't keep replacing wireless routers!!! HELP!
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Old 04-07-2009, 08:39 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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I've never heard of that, but if you really need to burn your router for whatever reason, a propane blowtorch should do it. BTW, why exactly do you want to burn up your router?
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Old 04-08-2009, 06:34 AM
 
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Never heard of such a thing, you likely have another issue, and for those like me that can't figure out what he's talking about (it took me a few) change WII to Wii
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:40 AM
 
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Are you cranking up the power on your router for some reason? (Many wireless routers allow you to configure the transmit power, expressed in mWatts)
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Old 04-08-2009, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Beaverland, OR
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How have you ascertained that the Wii is causing these failures? Have you used a regular wireless computer connection to access the internet via this router, and it works OK?

As Asheville Native indicates, cranking up the transmit power can cause the RF transmitter to overheat, and is usually not necessary.

Do you have the wireless router plugged into a surge protector? Power supply issues might be causing this problem.
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