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Windows 7: Belkin N1 Vision Router in endless reboot-loop

07 Nov 2010   #11
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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit

Have you ever flashed the firmware on that router? After flashing the firmware on my D-link router it wasn't working the way it should. Eventually I re flashed it with the same firmware and it was stable again. I got a bad flash the first time around I guess. Even if you have never flashed it, it "shouldn't" hurt to do it anyway. As long as it doesn't decide to reboot in the middle of the flash or something. If you do re flash it, don't do it over a wireless connection, make sure the PC you do it from has a wired connection to the router. Is the router getting good ventilation where its located. Overheating would be on my list of suspects for causing a reboot.

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07 Nov 2010   #12

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

You could try to clean the router - there might be an overheating issue. Blow out the dust and see if that helps, might be a clog somewhere shorting it or just blocking the ventilation. You could also try a new power supply - if there are fluctuations in the supply, it could cause the router to act up.

If none of that helps it might be time to replace the router, I think all Belkin products come with a lifetime warrantee?

Also, whether the issue persists with routing disabled or computer connected wired to the modem or if it occurs only with particular websites.
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08 Nov 2010   #13

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Windows 8.1 Pro Preview with Media Center


In my current condition I'm not able to open the router to check if it has dust etc. inside, Angie refuses to do anything that even remotely has something to do with repairing geek stuff. It looks OK, but that's just from outside.

I downloaded the update, flashed it. As soon the process is over, router reboots and the reboot loop starts again. There's a pattern there; it tries to boot 17 to 20 times before it finally boots. No less than 17, no more than 20. I set up my ISP credentials, am online from 20 minutes to an hour, and reboot loop starts again, reverting to factory settings. Credentials, half an hour online and so on.

Sending this tone o Belkin, warranty is valid. Trying tomorrow if I can manage to replace router, sitting in wheelchair and using one partly working hand. Why do it today if you have an excuse to postpone it, said my dear dad always.

Tomorrow. Maybe.


P.S. Interesting, BTW, is that this only had happened before, sometime last summer, but now it's happened like 20 times in the past 24 hours.
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08 Nov 2010   #14

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

Looks like the router has gone faulty.
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09 Nov 2010   #15

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Some sort of thermal fault. Do you have a fan to blow on it? May keep it going until you can deal with it. A Guy
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10 Jan 2011   #16

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Windows 8.1 Pro Preview with Media Center
Important update to those using Belkin N1 Vision router!

Do not in any circumstances upgrade (flash) the firmware of Belkin N1 Vision past version 1.00.11, which is the last stable version.

This router has a known issue with later firmware versions. If you have already upgraded firmware and router starts an endless reboot loop, and resetting the router fails to reset it to the factory defaults going instead in to "Download Mode", return the router to Belkin to get it replaced.

N1 Vision has a life-long warranty, so the replacement is free. If you want to give Belkin your credit card information, the replacement is sent to you even before they get your shipment containing the faulty unit. If you do not want to give the credit card number, Belkin sends the replacement after receiving your shipment.

You can start the replacement process by filling out this form:

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10 Jan 2011   #17

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

So did you get your router replaced?
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10 Jan 2011   #18

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Windows 8.1 Pro Preview with Media Center

I had a replacement myself and forgot the whole thing, until I suddenly remembered it yesterday. Called Belkin this morning. Going to fill the form and send the faulty this week.

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