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Old July 22, 2010, 09:45 PM
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My router seems to be having weird problems. It works fine for 15 seconds, then freezes for 10, starts up again for 15, freezes for 10. It just recently started happening (the router has been working fine for the first month).

I know its the router and not the modem because it does the same thing when watching movies on my media box from my main computer.

I read up some stuff about this particular router overheating, but only happened when people overclocked them. Could it still be happening without the overclock? It's no on top of anything hot (right on the floor, over top of some wires for ventilation).
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Old July 23, 2010, 03:29 PM
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Does it feel hot? Mine hasn't had any problems, but I'm running DD-WRT on it rather than the ASUS firmware.
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Old July 23, 2010, 05:38 PM
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I changed to DD-WRT before posting this, should have included it in my message. It made zero difference. And yes it does feel hot... But so do other routers...
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Old July 23, 2010, 09:16 PM
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Well mine barely feels warm...

I have it wall mounted though.

Are you boosting the wireless power? I know that adds quite a bit of heat.

Otherwise look at some of the mods on the DD-WRT forums. People have pictures of where they put heatsinks and how to solder in a fan.
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Old July 24, 2010, 11:48 AM
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How would you go about doing that? The only thing I did was enable wireless and put security on it... I looked through the options on DD-WRT and couldnt find it.
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Boosting wireless power? It's under the Advanced settings of Wireless. Called TX Power.
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I still can't figure out why people would buy Asus routers..


Anyhow are you sure it's the router and not the cable or ethernet port / wireless it's connected to? (i.e multiple computers are having the issue?) What do you mean by it works fine for 15 seconds then stops for 10 and etc? like does the actual network go down (and you get a balloon bubble on the bottom left corner?)
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Old July 24, 2010, 10:02 PM
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I still can't figure out why people would buy Asus routers..
It's extremely well spec'd. And runs DD-WRT quite well.
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well spec'd != well built, IMHO. I know of a few people having problems with these routers. besides I personally think it's overspec'd too. and I hate DD-WRT.

but I'm biased XD
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Old July 25, 2010, 09:23 AM
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Yeah well a Linksys and a D-Link both crapped out on me. The linksys one twice. The D-Link just plain didnt work out of the box. Gotta keep trying something. It actually works fine now, it was the heat. Moved it into my air conditioned room and its fine =)
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