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Recently had reliability problems with my Fonera+ – the power supply died – I have been a Fonero for years so it was bound to die eventually.
Using an old switchable power supply I got the Fonera+ back to life, but then it seemed to lock up.
The power light kept flashing orange and the router couldn’t see the Fonera+ at all.
Tried pushing the reset button underneath the Fonera+ but it made no difference to the lights.
WLAN and LAN lights are green. Wireless light stays off. Power light blinks orange.
Lots of internet research for a simple explanation / answer was fruitless, until I happened upon a post about a novel way to fashion a USB PSU for the Fonera+.
This got me thinking.
I checked the switchable PSU I was using – it was set to provide 6VAC – the Fonera+ requires 7.5VAC. Switched the PSU to it’s next setting – 9VAC – oh whoopy do!!
All is well in Fonera+ land although I won’t be leaving it on overnight until I’m sure it is temperature stable.
Clearly, the Fonera+ doesn’t like it’s PSU being undervoltage.