In December the hall where my PC setup is located was decorated and i moved the router from the floor under the desk to a shelf in one of the cupboards, there is nothing on top of, to the side, back or front of the router or underneath (apart from the shelf of course)
When the warm weather arrived i noticed the router was a little warmer on top then normal so left the cupboard door open which seemed to cool it a bit.
Today one of my folks texted me at work to say the net was down, I rang home and it emerged the router had lost ppp but was still in sync.
Talked them through rebooting and all came back up.
Zen checked and said other customer connections on my exchange have been ok.
Tonight it's done it again (sync but loss of PPP)
In the system log it shows dev_shutdown with a timestamp of shortly before I lost the connection, rebooting brought it back but have for the moment switched to a Netgear DGND3300 I keep as a nackup.
Is it overheating as the heatsink has failed?
Router: Billion 7800N
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Edited by techguy (Thu 24-Jul-14 22:00:04)