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Topic # 46281 5-Nov-2009 23:42
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Regarding the previous thread http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=49&topicid=38473


I would like to state I am currently having intermittent problems with the DrayTek Vigor 120 running as a PPPoE passthrough. It worked well for a couple of months, but now needs to be restarted almost every other day.


I am going to reload the latest firmware and see how I get on.


I don't know if I would recommend this modem at this point - maybe it needs a fan to keep it cool?

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  Reply # 270523 6-Nov-2009 01:28
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Why do you suspect overheating, is the casing getting really hot? I mean it could be anything manufacturing defect, firmware bug etc.



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  Reply # 270524 6-Nov-2009 01:36
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It wasn't happening during winter...? It is just a hunch... the case is getting pretty hot..

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 270554 6-Nov-2009 08:49
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Does it have the 500mA or 1000mA power supply?




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  Reply # 270623 6-Nov-2009 12:50
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I checked and it has the 500mA power supply.

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  Reply # 270624 6-Nov-2009 12:58
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You should be able to exchange the power supply with the distributor www.snappernet.co.nz for a 9V 1A power supply. Also, consider applying the latest firmware from http://www.draytek.com/user/SupportDownloads.php.



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  Reply # 270627 6-Nov-2009 13:32
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Why do I need to replace the power supply is it faulty or not the correct model for the modem?

I have installed the latest F/W.

Thanks for your detailed response.

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  Reply # 270636 6-Nov-2009 13:58
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They had some connection issues especially on some ADSL2+ connections. It would keep dropping out. The 500mA power supply has been found to be a little marginal.




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  Reply # 270638 6-Nov-2009 13:59
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Please see previous thread http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=81&topicid=34343#234399 regarding issues with the 500mV power supply.

I just bought a Draytek Vigor 120. I'll install it tonight and see if there are issues regarding overheating.

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  Reply # 270658 6-Nov-2009 15:03
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art3011: I just bought a Draytek Vigor 120. I'll install it tonight and see if there are issues regarding overheating.

I also have one of these installed at a customer premise in a room that gets lots of sun, so is always warm - no issues. But as logic suggests, keeping out of sunlight, too much heat is usually a good thing anyway.




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