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# 77950 24-Feb-2011 21:36
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i have had the misfortune of purchasing this from my friend - who used to be a xnet + vfx user. 

i am not sure if it is the router or my line. but the adsl will randomly disconnect and reconnect itself again.
sometimes, the router even emits a click sound and reboots itself completely...

any ideas why it is doing this? i've read posts about it over but overheating but when i touch any surface of the unit it is just slightly warm - i.e. it feels normal. just to be safe i have placed it on its side.

oh and i am using it with slingshot naked dsl just fyi

Thank you :) 

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  # 443203 24-Feb-2011 22:17
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Try a different power supply (but same ratings). Most modem power supplies has the same ratings and are interchangeable (but check). Best to us a multimeter to confirm the connector polarity.

After a few years my power supply packed up. It happens. There are virtually no company that manufactures their own power supplies, it is not the same quality as the modem itself.

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  # 443258 25-Feb-2011 06:51
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Perhaps you could also move this to the slingshot forum as if the connection is dropping it has nothing to do with WorldxChange... Mods could you move this please

Yes I am a employee of WxC (My Profile) ... but I do have my own opinions as well Wink



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  # 443301 25-Feb-2011 09:33
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Niel is spot on.

I had exactly the same problem on exactly the same model of router about a month ago. After thinking about it for a few minutes, I decided to try a different power supply - end of problems.

You need a power supply capable of outputting >1A @ 12V DC. You can pick a new one up from somewhere like Jaycar Electronics for around $27. Dick Smith don't stock a power supply capable of this.

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