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Problem The power light does not turn on when I plug it in to the wall. The powerline light does turn on though. I can not pick up any wireless signal. I tried resetting it but when I held it for 15 sec nothing happened.

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  • Andrew Klyman Feb 23, 2009

    power and wireless lights are off on device - only the powerline light is on? Advice?



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So you have 3 lights on the front panel power homeplug/internet wireless so whats the status of those lights ? do you have the unit plugged into a power extension cord - as this can cause problems are you using as a router or an extender ? download and install this software - it will detect all wireless signals - the SSID, channels and if secure

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    wayne walker Apr 12, 2007

    Free software to check signal strength of wireless is netstumbler 0.4.0 available for download from



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