Upgrade to AsusWRT Merlinfirmware if you can find your router in the list of available firmware files. When I looked up this router, I did not expect to see this many individuals having this same power button problem. I was amazed to see so many people have the same issue! 1. I highly doubt it. For people who want to solder the pings together, I posted a step by step solution here. The router is now functional. And after a few minutes a program on the pc started to complain about lost connectivity. At the time I was able to close the switch. You can use a multimeter to check the resistance between 2 points. 3. I decided after reading this to super glue it shut, re-taped it and placed a weight on it (I have mine mounted to a wall). This is now a case of a 50 cent spring, killing the functionaity of a 300 dollar router. I hope they send a replacement first and then I can send in my taped on button one back b/c I cannot be without internet. I am too lazy to open the casing, and I didn’t have any solder anyway. The biggest decision I had to make was chosing between sticky tape and the toothpick. Note1 : Remember to add: 8443 after the URL. I got home this evening and I had a perpetual outtie. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! I only have one button i can push on the netgear. Step 10: Re-open your Browser and type the https://router.asus.com:8443 at URL bar in Chrome. Thanks for the excellent suggestions. Besides, why bother when it’s in the background, as long as it functions well. Don’t feel bad Mark, you are one of us now. Hopefully more people will read about it and realise there is a fix for this problem. If you are still getting the orange lithg on your access point, you should reset it and configure it once again to make it working properly. I soldered those 2 pins together. Got this problem today, me too. To endure it remains on. If the router piggy-backs off another router unplug both routers and power up routers. Please ensure that you are using the power adapter that came with your router. I didn’t even know this was a thing. With the Asus, every device I own, wired or wireless, work fine except for my 5 TiVos. I guess over time I will need more tooth picks. You can find the default network name (SSID) at the back label of your AiMesh router. Same issue happened to me today. Before buying an Asus router, it would be wise to read Daniel Aleksandersen's review of the stock Asus firmware, especially the privacy issues regarding the included Trend Micro software. Trust me, there is no other issue with my router besides this mechanical problem. Magnificent evening skies in Sydney, Australia. Then added a heavy wrench to the back to keep the button depressed. Weird, but apparently quite common. I just face the same problem!!! Let’s power cycle the router and modem for a while, and then try to reaccess the network. I decided against fixing it as well – it’s not worth the hassle. Can you access the modem's User Interface OK? Unless you have changed your credentials, the default username is admin, and the default password is admin (or no password). if not then the problem is with modem. This way it'll piggyback off the Sky router and not cause conflicts on your network. If you have any pictures or things to watch out for let us know. Glad to be of help CJ. Key Features: 1. Power button dead 7/30/2015. $0.01 part fail. or you can also see the internet light on modem is flickering or red instead of Green or blue. Your mistake was probably using the Asus router as a router. The toothpick has been inserted, wedged between circular button and the housing. I posted just now to a few forums on the web. Hello everyone! ASUS guy says he has never heard of this problem and the sees no service notice about it in his system. Launch the web GUI and you will be redirected to the ASUS … reset/restore settings Now when nothing seem to work you are left with last option to reset all settings back to default & see if that works for you. I feel quite ripped off. Most electronics manufacturers have stopped using them, you don’t see them on TVs, Bluray players etc, and maybe its a good idea to abandon them completely. Locate the router power button and make sure it’s in the on position. After I entered the Network Security key, I Kept on getting "Can't connect to this network", troubleshooting didnt help either. Let’s see if it is allowing you to access the network now or not? I held the light control on until it went off and now it wont turn back on. Works a charm. Its the detent that holds the spring loaded switch closed. But for a nail, the Kingdom was lost. I didn’t use a toothpick but some other piece of random junk to jam in there to hold the switch closed. I suspected it must have been some sort of power surge which caused the router to shut itself, and promptly tried to turn it on back by pressing the power button. All my ramblings aside, it got me thinking as to why some devices still have machanical switches on them. Just happen to me today as well. That’s what all other guys sent me for helping them out. Wow, looks like I’m joining this club in 2020 but after a solid 5 years of operation. Power on/off button faulty. . I’ll hardwire the switch and use as a backup device. I have a N66U which has worked flawlessly for 3 years. check Isp/Modem Disconnect the netgear router from modem & connect the laptop directly with modem to make sure the isp (internet Provider) is working. 3. The blue light is still on so the monitor isn't powered down. 2. Could be there is alot of power surges where you have your router. Subscribe. Download ASUS Router APP on Google Play. That means your router is now doing all the work ((hand shaking ) settings ) to connect. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Email Address the tooth pick trick works like a charm for my broken ASUS RT AC66U. Today I too have joined the 1.5 – 2 year club. In fact it just happened 20 min ago on my RT-AC66U. Router Monitoring and Remote Managemen… Requested an RMA. If things are working fine, there’s no need to turn it on. The 3 Premiers pass the DNS and port tests. 4. Thanks for the tip, I was going to use tape but the toothpick wedge is a much cleaner solution! However, this article is about a lesson in quality control for high tech devices, and how easy it is to overlook relatively smaller issues which could undo all the hard work and intelligence built into the system. Mines hooked with tape now but I might go get a toothpick so it wont come off again. 12/14/2019 by (A blinking green and amber power light indicates corrupted firmware in the router which may be rectified by reinstalling the firmware). Check the cable connection between router and modem; make sure your modem is able to acknowledge the router. (don't know your modem so I'm only guessing it is the same), If it resets OK you'll have to re enter all your ISP relevant settings again, @jayeff none of my router lights are on at all randomly earlier this afternoon the WiFi symbol disappeared from my phone so I went to the living room just to see if I had to the usual reset process but instead I looked at my router and realized it wasn’t even showing the power symbol I’ve called support and they seem to be no help do u have a solution by any chance, 01/16/2019 by I don’t want to end up with a refurb. really big bummer, stil need to find a decent way to keep the power button on or check if i can still get garanty. So far the tape is working (just had to make sure it’s long enough. ; Optimized for GeForce Now Recommended Router Program – Enjoy an unrivaled cloud gaming experience with no latency. Thanks all!! Well, I’ve opened it once before (router fell off and I broke one of the antenna plugs – had to reattach it then, so kinda know the insides now . After turning on the router, check if the LED indicators work properly. Your connection will be switched to Secure . Not sure if I’ll buy from them again! Will probably open up and solder sometime. ASUS AC Routers & Adapters: 0: Aug 30, 2020: S [RT-AC3200] Router crashes on occasion - is it good enough for fiber? I suspected it must have been some sort of power surge which caused the router to shut itself, and promptly tried to turn it on back by pressing the power button. Sometimes even power strips can't protect electronics 100% of the time. Just had the same exoperience with an Tenda router. Default router settings. 4 are wired, 1 is wireless. I am really amused that my toothpick solution has helped so many people. http://www.snbforums.com/threads/broken-power-button.13601/page-3. Router or computer settings are invalid; you must be entering the wrong wifi name or password, that's why you can't identify the network name or password. I work from home. U can try pressing the ON button either from the casing or motherboard simultaneously "together" with the PSU ON/OFF button (at the back of the PSU) and somehow it will kick start the motherboard/CPU after a while (like pressing ON/OFF ON/OFF ON/OFF at the PSU together with the on button at the casing) or. 1. Glad my solution helped, will be looking forward to your $10 in my paypal. It had a WEP encryption. Those from … Solution 1: Repair ASUS laptop Won't Turn On or Charge with Windows Boot Genius Run the software on your another computer. The router is now reset to the factory default settings. evolve theme by Theme4Press  •  Powered by WordPress, Subscribe to Blog via Email Any thoughts or ideas on … Send to Email Open on your smart phone Copy Link To reset your router to the factory default settings, you can Press and Hold the Reset button on your router. Upgrade to the Merlin build firmware. Pass through mode - will turn off DHCP and Firewall . Let’s update the mac cloning and then retry to access the network. Not the same Rahesh Iqbal saab!! https://plus.google.com/107797272029781254158/posts/YSdseijaCmM. This could take anywhere from two to four weeks, and I was in no mood to wait that long, nor to dust off my old router and use it in the meanwhile. I guess we need to add a toothpick to the Hitchhiker’s towel for a complete life-saving kit. Please check if you turned on the WiFi switch of the router. When I got home and checked the router, it was not powered on. I have officially joined the toothpick club as of today. If you read it, and write a review it would be super!! What was the warranty on these? . Wow, it seems that there are many with the same problem, so it is good that they didn’t use heat or power sensitive switch/circuit breaker and this does indeed seem to be a actual component failure. Have you checked that the power outlet to which the router is connected is OK? Well done Tony. May be heat or otherwise material fatigue based on age of the plastic and constant stress holding the switch closed. I will have to hit the power button off and on multiple times and it will finally stay on. It will display for half a second and then flicker off. A pity that this mars the product, and Asus won’t provide a fix. If there is still no light indications at all with a new adapter then there is a problem with the power circuits in the router. No way I’m going to stay without wifi for 3-4 weeks. Same issue here. Just happened to mine today… Tried duct tape but that loses the tension after about an hour – just put a rubber band around it to try and hold the power button in, I suspect that will fail as well. But you still are able to login to modem/Gateway(router). This blog confirms the picky solution. It’s a little ugly, but it’s functional. 2. Happy new year to you too buddy!! Purchased 6/2/12. Search the network name (SSID) of your AiMesh router, and connect it. Happy new years fellow toothpick members! Rajesh – is that you? If this doesn’t work I will try the toothpick method or secure a 3D printed plate over it with two small self-tapping screws into the case. Not saying it will happen, but just be careful. I have all the cables for all rooms at the 3rd floor connected to the main router/aimesh router. Could have been fried if there's alot of power surges and power outages. Routers can be rebooted by switching off the power or through the console's menus without going through the 30-30-30 reset procedure. If you have Amazon prime, you can borrow it for free. Hope you mentioned my blog post to give me exposure. 2. Sending it back to me and now I know how to repair it thanks to all of you. firmware update/overheating any new firmware update requirement or overheating of router may also disrupt internet connectivity. However, the spring mechanism of the router has given out, and the switch refuses to stay in the on position. I am yet another victim of the RT-N66U power switch problem — I see that there are tons of reports of this problem all over the internet. I’d just stick with it until its time for an upgrade. Glad my suggestion worked for you Steve. Really ASUS? Sorry, I don’t want to open the router again but I can help you to find the 2 points if you’re stuck. Noticed on the core switch no link from the device. Yesterday I heard a loud click. 1. can you access the internet or your email servers etc? For the longest time, I had a lot of trouble when my devices won’t connect, and then I had to give the channgels separate names to fix that. sorry for the multiple posts. I used a push pin from a bulletin board to wedge the power button in the on position. It too tried tape and eventually warmed up and stretched to allow the switch to come up. The Quality of Service (QoS) settings on your router enable it to give priority to real-time voice traffic over lower-priority data traffic, such as large downloads. Is it possible it is on and the light is just burnt out. For more information, you can visit: why is my netgear router not working? Is it plugged into an outlet controlled by a switch? Sticky tape sounded like the obvious choice, but because of the heat generated by the router, it will melt the gum away and the switch will turn off every now and then, but the toothpick will stay rock solid, but will literally stick out like a sore thumb. It’s not available in all Asus routers but for those it supports it seems to work pretty well, including for AiMesh. Same issue, same dilemma, same solution. Double check power cord at wall and at router. The parts are very sensitive to static. . (2) Connect your PC to the router via a network cable. Now you need to prepare a bootable disk. Got the same issue, 2 years after the purchase. I found a video that showed how to disable the spring on my (now out of warranty so I don’t mind opening it up) router. turn off the router along with modem & let it cool off for next 5 minutes. Otherwise its such a cool router to have. Thank you so much for this fix. i did find all information from the link above that helped me fix my issue. 4GHz and 5GHz to ensure the hardware connection is ready. I had already opened it up, and was planning to solder it permanently on, but since I don’t have one yet, I used the video and just removed the spring. However, the spring mechanism of the router has given out, and the switch refuses to stay in the on position. after that login netgear router console to check for the latest available firmware. After login, go to More AiMesh, and get started. My router is 1.5 years old. find a paper clip or pen & power on the netgear router. Yes, I agree. The only thing keeping me from throwing it away and getting a new one is the chore of copying all my settings, the VPN server, the port forwards etc. Tape or glue didn’t seem a good solution because of the heat. Shrugged it off and assumed operator error as I was working on a network upgrade anyway. Mine just went out today. First and foremost is a router that supports this feature. Now, my house is wired with ethernet and wall plates in each room. A window will pop up, asking you to enter your username and password. Accessibility. So, I looked around in my house, and did a bit of thinking, and did this. Thank you Internet! Broken power button ASUS RT-N66U – How to […]. Thanks a ton mate! However, in some cases, this may not successfully reset the router to the default status. Thanks. Says there is nothing he can do for me other that accept the return of my router as a paid repair. 2. (although it can happen). FAIL. 4. Hi, I bought an Asus G75vw couple days back with windows 8. Welcome to the club my man. Router about 1.5yrs old. Unit about 1.5 years old. Right now, this blog post is the most popular among all my posts. As you stated it is very frustrating to have a 50 cent part disable an expensive and otherwise functional device. Press and hold the Reset button on the back of the router for eight seconds. . I actually went for the toothpick solution before I found this site. It doesn’t seem like I need an upgrade because of the crappy ADSL2+ internet we are stuck with here in Australia. @bobfisher3, Internet stopped and now router won't turn back on. In my experience, Asus routers support this feature well and allow for easy configuration. Now When netgear router stoped working you are left with limited options of troubleshooting. Otherwise my entire network which is both wired and wireless would have been down. However, there’s no Link Aggregation. Shreya Mathur, Well my light was on. see if the same steps may work for you too. Got a text from my home security system saying that broadband connection was lost. Cheers from the UK! 1st, check that the 2.4 antennae is on and that the 2.4 SSID is broadcast in the wireless setup page of the router. I updated it with you blog link. Bob fisher Only perform this for 1-2 seconds. First, you need to log in to the control panel of your Asus router. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Divya Singh. I did the math on my purchase date and… It’s about one month over the three years of my limited warranty. If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it, am I right. It's similar to how rebooting your computer shuts it down and then powers it back on. I had it fixed for good in two minutes. What an annoyance! A router reboot shuts down and restarts all functions of the unit but preserves all of the router's settings. ; AiMesh Supported - Works with ASUS AiMesh compatible routers to create a powerful, flexible, seamless whole-home Wi-Fi system. But, thankfully it will be hidden in the back, and in this case function beat aesthetics. Networking - RT-N56U. I’m excluding Asus as my router supplier until they move away from the faulty switch. And I found out that the warranty is three years. 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