[ubuntu-uk] netbook wifi traffic disconnects all

ian pettitt ian.pettitt at bbsrc.ac.uk
Tue Jan 18 12:45:20 UTC 2011

On 17/01/11 22:56, John Stevenson wrote:
> My first guess it that your router is overheating.  Next time you have a
> problem, very carefully check the temperature of you router - check the
> temperature on the router before you do any downloading, so you have
> something to compare when you have a problem.

I have a netgear router, on ASDL broadband and had exactly this problem. 
I had it positioned flat on a bookshelf, under my DECT phone base 
station. When uploading large numbers of files via ftp, or downloading 
large files (e.g. iso files) it would drop connections to my other 

Standing it vertically cured this problem, as it was able to keep 
cooler. It does say in the manual not to put things on top of the 
router, but who reads the manual (until something doesn't work)


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