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# 214132 28-Apr-2017 22:40
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I have a 4-port wifi router (about 1 year old), and one of the ports has suddenly stopped working.


Connected to that port was a wifi repeater/AP that has two operating lights, viz. LAN and WIFI ... after the wifi stopped working on a computer I observed that the LAN light had gone out.  Swapped out ethernet cables 3 times, no joy.  Then tried another port and it works fine again, ergo dead port?


Can ports suddenly stop working? 

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  # 1772191 28-Apr-2017 22:44
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yes, just like any other electronic device you have can just stop working.


i have a device here have has 4x gigabit Ethernet ports, and one of them wont do gigabit Ethernet as its faulty.

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  # 1772206 28-Apr-2017 23:36
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most possibily a dead port, tried factory resetting the router?


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  # 1772277 29-Apr-2017 08:40
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     >tried factory resetting the router?<


Not yet ... turned it off overnight and about to see what happens.

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  # 1772309 29-Apr-2017 09:34
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Reset doesn't fix ... one year old, and Netgear has Lifetime Warranty, so off to retailer this afternoon armed with purchase receipt smile



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