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Linksys Router RTP300

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I have the title router (have had for years) use with VoIP phone service with Vonage.

Recently, all the lights went out on the front & I cannot access the phone service.

I was unplugging & replugging this router because I mistakenly thought it was my main wireless router (a separate problem).

I also smelled electrical smoke at the same time.

Maybe it just "burned out"?

Is there a way to trouble shoot it or should I just buy a new one (or the equivalent)?

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If the router doesn't come up, then there's nothing to troubleshoot also smell of electrical smoke pretty can tell the router is burned out.

Try to cool the router for at least 15 minutes or so and plug it back in and see what happens.

If the lights don't come on, then your best bet is to replace the router.
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Any idea where I can get one? I went to Staples, assuming they would have it. NOT.

I'm thinking of Best Buy or Frys. Of course I know I can get one on-line, it just takes a while.

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