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I have a question. I have a AR315W router that caught fire under my desk a few days ago. Any ideas?
It's attached to a few pc's in my home.
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by:ohare7435
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I was working on my PC when I smelled something burning.  Everything was working fine, though.  I left it like that for a few weeks, and my son was doing homework on his wireless laptop when the router burst into flames.

The cover was blown off, and there are burn marks on the top of my PC case.  This is the worst fire accident that I've had with Airlinks this month.  The other Airlinks that had caught on fire merely smoldered.

Has anyone else gathered similar results from airlink products?
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theevilapplepie earned 200 total points
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I've delt with my fair share of Airlink+, Airlink, Airlink101 products.
Several of my airlink+ products are EXCELLENT.
Airlink, Just airlink? Not so much.

I had the afformentioned router, it basically did the same thing.

I think in production they shipped an adapter with the wrong voltage or something. After a few months it died and evidentally shorted out, because it began smoking.

The other Airlink products I've owned have been average, good for the price, but definately not quality.

Honestly? That router functioning, while on fire, would still beat out a Dlink DI-524..

I hate those routers. Shipped with incorrect firmware settings (MTU set higher than possible to buffer) and just bad! My wireless would drop 90% of the time.

Lesson? Get Linksys.
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