I have had an Asus RT-N16 router for about 6 months now, running with the great Toastman Tomato builds, and its been working great. I've been running version 1.28.7492 for a few months, without any problems. I've had uptimes of over a month with this router, so no complaints. But a few days ago, the wireless started getting really flaky. The "Interference Level" started showing "Severe" and computers (I tried several laptops and phones) would start having intermittent connections, they would lose the wireless connection entirely, or the speed would drop, sometimes just to maybe 72 Mbps but sometimes it would drop to practically 0 for a while, and then end up disconnecting. Now, some would probably say that I have a new 2.4 GHz interference source in the area, but I am in kind of a rare situation to rule this out. We live out in the country, and my house is several hundred meters from the nearest house. Even with a high-gain wireless antenna I cannot detect any nearby routers. We only have the one router in our house. During the periods where the wireless goes flaky, we are not using any microwaves or any devices that emit 2.4 GHz. I have shut down all wireless devices except for one, and still have the problem (and I've tried changing the one that's on to rule out any single device). I have not changed anything with the Tomato firmware in quite some time, except when this problem started I tried adjusting some wireless settings to see if they helped (they did not). So the only thing I can think of is with the router itself. I've read some old posts about this router having overheating problems, but later posts seemed to indicate that may have been false and due to old firmware bugs. Does anyone have concrete results about an overheating problem with the RT-N16? I tried blowing a fan on it while the problem was happening, and then it started working properly, but this was just one data point so I will need to reproduce this several times to come to any conclusion. I'm just not sure why it would start overheating all of a sudden, with no other changes, as things have been working fine for months? The other thing I was thinking of trying to do a NVRAM wipe and reload. Would this be advised? Really, I would think it wouldn't be useful as nothing was changed on the router that could cause a problem, this would only be for if somehow the NVRAM got randomly corrupted, and I'm a little skeptical of this, but I will try it if someone more knowledgeable than me advises it. Thanks.