Fonera + won’t power on correctly [Blinking / flashing Orange Power light and solid green LAN & WAN lights – no Wireless]

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.

Cheers John


Copper Breakthrough – DSL Rings – Superfast Broadband in Copper

  • Genesis Technical Systems launched its DSL Rings technology at the Broadband World Forum. The first R&D efforts date back to 2006, and $6M has been spent. Is it going to be worth it – will DSL Rings close the digital divide?

    DSL Rings is a patented, revolutionary technology that enables telcos to deliver Superfast broadband at a fraction of the cost of FTTH / FTTP, whilst at the same time delivering more than enough capacity to bring very low cost triple play and quad play offers to both urban and rural areas.

    For telcos, DSL Rings facilitates customer acquisition, win-back and retention by offering better, faster services; more bandwidth; and lower unit cost (per Mb/s) than current methods of delivering broadband services over copper.

    I’d like to hear some professional opinions?

    In Europe alone, there are over 40 million people who currently do not have access to a basic (so called ‘High Speed’ 2 Mb/s broadband service.

    DSL Rings is generally backhaul agnostic and works with conventional copper, using Genesis’ standards-based bonded DSL technology, as well as FTTCab, or fibre to the neighbourhood (FTTNode). It is a great alternative for FTTH or FTTP.

    DSL Rings supports QoS and QoE, providing great support for VoIP, Wi-Fi, Wi-Max, M2M, CCTV and CATV, automated meter reading, mobile network offload, femtocell, picocells HD IPTV, video conferencing, video streaming and video on demand.

    DSL Rings has the potential to change the lives of millions of people through home working, cloud computing, ecommerce, distance learning, telemedicine and access to government services over the Internet.

    In rural and urban situations DSL Rings has the potential for return on investment typically within 24 months following low cost, rapid deployment.

    Genesis launched its environmentally friendly DSL Rings, with live demonstrations at the Broadband World Forum exhibition in October 2012, and is currently scheduling DSL Rings field trials.  It anticipates that the technology will be commercially available in the second quarter of 2013.

    Do you think DSL Rings could be the solution that the digital divide has been waiting for?

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