Dying 2.4GHz radio on E3000?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by bripab007, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. bripab007

    bripab007 Network Guru Member

    My wife and I noticed over the last several weeks our E3000's 2.4GHz radio was spotty, typically fixed by a reboot of the router or cycling the wifi off/on. It's now a the point it just flat out won't work. I reset NVRAM and couldn't connect to even the default "wireless" SSID. The 5GHz radio appears to still be working just fine, as my desktop and iPad can connect to it no problem.

    Has anyone else experienced this where one of the two radios dies before the other? How about on a router that's less than a year old?
  2. lefty

    lefty Networkin' Nut Member

    Can't say i have this same experience yet, but i do happen to have an E3000 and E2000 and can say these routers get very warm, and i been a tad bit worried about this same kinda thing happening to my E3000 and E2000, so i have thus opted out to replace the E3000 with an E1550 and the E2000 with an E900, the E1550 and E900 both run alot cooler. So it is possible that the unit is getting to hot and shutting down on the 2.4 side of the unit. I have also read alot of posts that tell of the unit getting to hot and shutting down, and atleast for me here, this past summer was too miserable and not matter how much i ran the AC unit in my house, it never really got cooler, so i am prepping for any future heats that may arise.
  3. bripab007

    bripab007 Network Guru Member

    Interesting thoughts. Yeah, I suppose it does get fairly hot, though I have it elevated a touch to get a little more airflow. For the time being, I went ahead and just set up a 320N running Tomato as a 2.4GHz AP on the network, leaving the E3000 to only run the 5GHz AP. Perhaps I'll look into this again on the E3000 down the road.
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