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WPN824 Keeps rebooting itself at different Intevals

Hi The wpn824 will be working fine then all of a sudden it will reboot, can be when no one is actually doing anything on the net other times can be when there are a few users connected. I have updated to the latest firmware, is there anything i can do to stop this from happening Thanks in advance Craig

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  • Craig Steven Jan 23, 2007

    Yeah I have reset it, and its not in a place where it is getting overly hot. Since the original post it has not done it yet i am sure it will soon, any other ideas? is there any other firmware you can use of this router?

  • hamazasp Jan 27, 2009

    just the same problem, it reboots itself over and over

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    Mine does the same thing. I think it must be a faulty bored or something. just will not stop rebooting. I am going to have to send it back to netgear I think



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It could be a general hardware problem, but check it's not getting very hot as there may be a cut out. When you updated the firmware, did you do a factory reset as on some routers it may not of saved the update, check the firmware type in the properties of the router.

Posted on Jan 22, 2007

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2007

    No you've done all you can, it's got to be a hardware fault, as it's re-booting says there is a powerdown of the supply or it's simply restarting.

    It's not as if you are losing the ISP broadband connection first, it's just turning off.



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