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My BUFFALO WHR-HP-G300N router self reboot around one or twice a day, how can I fix it?

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My local warranty is just 2 years and I bought it around two and half years ago. Around a week ago it starts to reboot itself around once or twice per night. I am not sure does it only happen at night because normally I come home after work at home and start to use internet. After that happens for few days, I updated the framework to latest 1.93, but the problem still happens. Yesterday I reset it by holding the reset button at the bottom for 10 seconds, I thought it would be fine but then it reboot again once tonight.

If this is a hardware problem, I really wonder how can a router stops working after 2 years since it doesn't have moving parts like harddisk platter. Is there any thing I can try to see if I can prevent the reboot?

I have turned on the boost function with 40mhz, I will turn it to normal 20mhz to see if it would be better. Any other things I should try?

If you guys think it should be hardware failure and no way to fix it, what router would you suggest for me to buy?
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Ive had an issue like this with another type of router. That's a momentary power fluctuation i think, at least mine was. Is there a nick in the power cable? Is the power pin loose in it's socket? (my issue, duct tape is your friend) Perhaps your wall wart is going bad.
If you haven;t dropped the thing or gotten it wet recently the internals are likely still good. it may also be that the AC wiring is at fault, either brownouts or a bad outlet.

If it's not actually rebooting, but merely becoming unavailable or unresponsive and requires rebooting the problem is you need a more powerful wifi router (had this one too)
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Originally Posted by bombastinator View Post

Ive had an issue like this with another type of router. That's a momentary power fluctuation i think, at least mine was. Is there a nick in the power cable? Is the power pin loose in it's socket? (my issue, duct tape is your friend) Perhaps your wall wart is going bad.
If you haven;t dropped the thing or gotten it wet recently the internals are likely still good. it may also be that the AC wiring is at fault, either brownouts or a bad outlet.

If it's not actually rebooting, but merely becoming unavailable or unresponsive and requires rebooting the problem is you need a more powerful wifi router (had this one too)

I just find out it went through a Power Extension Socket which is pretty old, now it is tried plugged into direct power, see if it is stable...
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I just find out it went through a Power Extension Socket which is pretty old, now it is tried plugged into direct power, see if it is stable...

last night was very stable, seem like this was the problem! thumb.gif
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Actually I checked the same router in US has 3 years warranty, very likely it is exactly the same router from same series of factories in China, then it has high chance to work in 3 years even my local warranty is 2 years:D
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