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New "silver" Netopia

  • 19-10-2006 9:19am
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 120 ✭✭ johnjay


    Have anyone used these yet? (sorry, I cant remember the model number). Ive seen them in 2 sites, both giving problems. The broadband goes down for no reason. The only way to get it back is to restart the router.

    Eircom, bring back the old blue ones!!


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  • Came accross them a good few times and they are problematic. They overheat and stop working until allowed to cool. Eircom know about the 'issue' (as they call it). Get onto them for replacements.

    Edit: It's the Netopia 2247NWG-VGx.
    http://www.netopia.com/support/hardware/2247w.html




  • Friend of mine has one of these so the potential problems interest me:) What do they replace it with do you know by any chance?




  • dub45 wrote:
    Friend of mine has one of these so the potential problems interest me:) What do they replace it with do you know by any chance?
    They replace them with the same thing but the don't say if it's still a potential problem with the replacement so it could be just hit 'n' miss.




  • kaizersoze wrote:
    They replace them with the same thing but the don't say if it's still a potential problem with the replacement so it could be just hit 'n' miss.


    The replacements dont work either. The do "find" the odd old blue one which does work though! :D




  • Just to give this a little bit of a bump.

    I'm getting the problem as well. I've also paid for a static ip address and the fact that every other day i can't remote connect into my system is starting to get onto my nerves.

    If it is over heating then there is a pretty bad design flaw. I don't put the heating on during the day (noone home) so the house should be cold enough to keep the router from over heating.


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  • If you grill Eircom about it, they will admit they are having problems with them and will send you one of the old blue ones, though I'm sure they will run out of them eventually!

    J




  • Would they be Ok on a timer switch - ie. off most of the day / night ?

    or do they need cooling and to be kept away from radiators n' stuff




  • Would they be Ok on a timer switch - ie. off most of the day / night ?

    or do they need cooling and to be kept away from radiators n' stuff




  • I've moved the router onto the tiles which are usually cold and now it hasn't locked up in a few days, maybe a week now. Seems it was temperature related alright.


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