Question about 2wire (1000-400108-001) Router
My 2wire router keeps on restarting when I plug it into the wall. The first light (power Light) goes green after a few seconds, then the Broadband link goes green after a few seconds but then the, local network light blinks green one time and the whole process starts all over. I have no chance to go into the settings and reset the router. Also note that if I use the original adapter that came with the router, the router doesn't even turn on the lights. Instead it makes a whining noise, which you can barely hear. So I am using an old phone adapter that works great and actually turns the lights on. I made sure all the connections were good. I also called my ISP which is ATT and they told me that its out of warranty so I should get a new one. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
I have had three of these do the same thing. It is not the router causing the issue. It Is the power supply. I replaced mine with one from MPJA. It is a 4 Amp supply and I had to change the connector but total cost is $6.95 plus shipping on the power supply and $2.00 for the connector. Specifically inside the power supply is a 1000 uf cap that is bad and leaking. When the wifi and the DSL are both started the current is too high and the voltage drops causing the reset. Replacing the power supply fixed all three modems.
Posted on Mar 27, 2014
I have a D-Link that had a similar problem. The power adapter that came with the unit wouldn't work, so I modified a PC power supply to power my router, so I could test the router. A component in the router had failed, (in fact when i powered up the router, this component got so hot that i couldn't touch it) and that's why the original adapter would not work.
Most likely a component has failed in your router. If you want to veryify this, use an ammeter to test the current draw of the router. If it exceeds the rated wattage then the router is bad
Posted on Jun 14, 2009
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