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Solved: D Link DI-524 stops working after an hour.

Discussion in 'Networking' started by pickelsaretasty, Feb 3, 2007.

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  1. pickelsaretasty

    pickelsaretasty Thread Starter

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    I have a D Link model Dl-524. Every time I plug it in, it stops working after an hour and all the lights go from blinking to all turning on and no longer blinking. I think it might be a problem with overheating so I stuck a fan (I modded an external fan coming out of my computer and opened up the D link case and stuck the fan on the board inside so its supported and cools the d link board off.) on it and it seemed to last about 20 to 30 minutes longer than normal. I thought another issue might be that it runs on 2.4 Ghz and all the phones in our house ran on 2.4Ghz as well, so I replaced all our phones with a higher frequency thats no longer 2.4 Ghz. However the problem still persists. Does anyone know what the problem with this may be and if there's a simple way to fix it? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. :)
     
  2. jackdw

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    How old is it?
     
  3. pickelsaretasty

    pickelsaretasty Thread Starter

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    I bought it brand new a year ago. Its had the problem since I first had it.
     
  4. jackdw

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    It's obviously a manufacturing problem. your better off trying to return it.
     
  5. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

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    I had a DLink DI-784 router that did the same thing (quit working with all LEDs turned on). The problem was caused by overheating. I managed to make it work for several months by removing the case top cover and standing it on end. I have since replaced it.

    DLink tech support was very helpful. They said I could RMA it if it locked up more than once per day. :confused:
     
  6. pickelsaretasty

    pickelsaretasty Thread Starter

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    okay thanks for the help everyone.

    I just bought a Linksys the one that has speedbooster, so hopefully it will hold out much better. I'm looking for a router that will pretty much always be on and be able to run it all the time without having it reset every couple of hours.
     
  7. Cluele$$

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    I have a simalar problem but with a Mecer Adsl 4 Port Router
     
  8. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

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    The D-Link links on Mecer's website leads me to believe it is probably a D-Link router, or is D-Link inside. Try standing it on end to see if it runs cooler.
     
  9. JohnWill

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    Cluele$$, you already have a thread going on this issue, don't post in other threads for the same issue.
     
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