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Modem and router-loose wire?

My modem and router don't always turn on when I turn on the power strip. Loose wire somewhere? When I asked a question years ago, I received many answers, but no one mentioned to tighten the power cord so I learned that sometimes the answer is something so simple that it is overlooked! I always shut the power strip off when I am done using my desktop, but now I am afraid to shut it off thinking I may not get it to work again. Thank you for your advice!

Post was last edited on July 6, 2019 3:47 PM PDT

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Here, We Try A New Power Strip

It's surprising how many power strips and battery backup systems go bad. Sometimes, the symptoms you're reporting occur when they start to fail.. They're not expensive and easy to replace.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Modem and router-loose wire?

Because my power strip works (I plugged a lamp into it and the lamp worked), I didn't think this was the problem.

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Power Requirements For Lamp vs Computer...

...and router are not even close. Have you tried simply plugging the computer, router, and monitor directly into the wall jack? That would at least give you a clue.

Unfortunately, I've had way too much experience with failing power strips and back-up batteries. It's to easy to try another one than to argue.

Of course, if the router and modem are part of the same device, then we try a different power cord for that item. Once again, it's an easy test and an easy exchange.

Hope this helps.

Grif

Post was last edited on July 6, 2019 8:10 PM PDT

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