Restarting a most reliable or best-performing device once in a blue moon is normal but if you are rebooting it more than once in a week while staying online, then there’s need to pay attention. This will slow down the extender and it may get confused.
In order to run it efficiently and to remove the hassles of restarting the extender, again and again, you can follow the tips and tricks which we are going to discuss with you today.
- Is your extender overworked? All home routers require a periodic restart in order to accrue memory or processor baggage. Basically, the router is like a traffic cop for LAN, which sends data to different machines in order to explore the internet on it. One of the reasons for extender or router not being able to work according to your requirement is over-heating. Most of the ISPs tend to provide dynamic IP addresses to the users in order to give a permanent address to them. It periodically changes and renewed by ISP. This may sometimes slow down the OS or router processing. The only thing that will fit here is restarting the extender or router. This can be done by switching off the power supply from the socket and then turn it on again after 20 seconds.
- Start update: First of all check that your extender is using the latest firmware. Updates sometimes organize router operations making them better for future results and prevent it from going down. Apart from this, if you want to change the router password, then updating a firmware version is the best option to fulfill it.
- Check power connectors: Do check the power supply and plugs by giving a wiggle test to the router. Try to disconnect the router from the power supply by jiggling both the AC plugs while seeing router lights. If it gets out, then it means the router is not functioning properly or can be due to online outages. The best fix is to replace the supply plug or move the plug apart from each other.
- Check and feel if the extender is hot or not. If it is warm then it means up to 100 Fahrenheit, then nothing to worry but if it is more than 115 degrees Fahrenheit, then the device is overheating. For more information about temperatures specific to your product, you can use a thermometer. This is non-contact thermometer with lesser cost.
Still having any trouble? If you are still facing the same problem, then we recommend you to use USB fan. This is again an economical device that can be ordered online. You have to plug this device to the USB port of extender or router. This will pull the hot air from the device and throw it outside.
- Perform automatic reboot: If after implementing the steps discussed above, you are still having the same problem then try automatic rebooting. Most of the routers these days can be easily restarted through the phone. With the help of Netgear Orbi, you can even restart remotely through your voice. The voice-assistant is coming in Amazon Echo devices. So next time, if you bogged down, you can simply speak to Alexa to restart your extender or router.