Dlink portable Router DWR-730 shut down 3 to 6 times per day

June 19, 2015 at 00:05:34
Specs: Ios and Android
Hi! I just bought a Dlink Router DWR 730 but unfortunately it automatically shuts down 3 to 6 in a day when plugged in for recharging as well as on Battery. Can somebody please help me with his or her expert opinion. I did a hard reset as well but in vain. Thanks and regards. Sohel

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June 19, 2015 at 00:33:09
It's new... and under warranty...? Take it back and ask for another one, or a "full" refund.

This is a battery powered unit, and its specs don't show any references to power saving options.

As best I know routers (unlike many computers) do not any settings that would cause it shutdown at i tervals (power saving etc.).

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June 19, 2015 at 00:36:32
Thanks trvir.. Much appreciated.. Yes it is under warranty and I have asked them either for a replacement or refund.. Thanks once again Mate.. Cheers 🍻

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June 21, 2015 at 01:06:07
I have another question which is, is there a way to keep the lights off on the dlink dwr 730 router but the Router will stay on. If so, would immensely appreciate if you kindly help as to how to do it. Thanks.

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June 21, 2015 at 01:20:53
If you mean the indicator lights/leds then I seriously doubt it. If the unit uses leds then likely they will be "rather bright"... which is a frequent comment about them on a variety of kit.

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June 21, 2015 at 01:30:17
Thank you trvlr.. Yes I meant the light on the router with all information. I tried by pressing the power button for 1 second and the light switched off while the Router was still on. However after good 10 minutes the Router shut off by itself which was my initial problem. I am pretty sure that this may be possible. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks.

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June 21, 2015 at 07:06:38
I think you may have inadvertently put the router into some kind of shutdown procedure; a bit like shutting down a computer (or an NAS - network area storage). If yo press and hold the on/off button the correct length of time for whichever "device" it will g into a shutdown routine; some take a few seconds to initiate it some a little longer (particularly NAS).

You "might" find putting a little opaque scotch tape or similar over the LEDs as that would attenuate their brilliance a little. But be aware the even LEDs generate a minute amount of heat - although nothing instantly detectable. I mention it only to suggest that in time the tape will either "bake on", or dry out and in effect detach...; hard to say which?

Another approach - and you would use a small artist paint brush for this - dab a little hair spray onto them - ideally in them. This is an olde trick from tv and even films; when something is a wee bit "bright" and needs to be toned down a little... Usually brown is used; or possible even gray... Ideally we would use "dulling spray" - but if not to hand then hair spray... simply spray a little onto the brush and apply?

I have network adapter for streaming audio into a small hifi system in a bedroom; the three LED's lite the room like it was party time... I have to switch it off at night otherwise my bedroom is way lit up! As its still almost brand new I'm not going to attenuate the LEDs as above; and it's no great issue to simply switch it off at night, as one ac socket switch control the whole hifi and adapter anyway.

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June 22, 2015 at 05:05:53
Have you considered reading the manual?

D-Link DWR-730 User Manual

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June 22, 2015 at 05:35:01
Well I am using another version of DWR 730 http://catalog.technical-innovation...

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June 22, 2015 at 06:31:53
In your manual: Section 3 - Configuration

Have you checked these settings?

Standby Mode
This section allows you to configure the router’s automatic power-saving modes.
Check the box to enable the automatic power saving features.

Enter the number of minutes after which the router will enter
standby mode if no activity is detected.
Enter the number of minutes after which the router will enter
hibernate mode if no activity is detected.
Enter the number of minutes after which the router will shut
down if no activity is detected.

Click Apply to save the current configuration

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June 22, 2015 at 06:47:51
The core of the problem is the unit is shutting down by itself whereas I want the unit to be on all time. I got the unit replaced with another brand new router but the problem persists. This happens when plugged in for charging and on Battery as well. I am unable to figure out as to how to resolve this issue as the Company from where I purchased it will not replace the unit further but will look into the issue. Thanks.

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June 22, 2015 at 10:55:07
With a new item under warranty the vendor is liable/obliged to resolve the problem - not the customer.

Depending in where your based/living of course does depend on what your "rights" are in this respect.

I would take it back and ask seller to resolve the problem; and if they won 't - or can't - ask for your money back.

Behind the scenes as it were you might contact D-link support and refer the problem to them - as they may know there is bug/problem with the that model and aren't being "too open" about?

This incidentally is from the UK D-link support section:


Makes interesting reading re' warranty etc.?

And this - from the UK support section - is their UK contact address etc. Presumably there will be similar for wherever/whichever site you need to use (if not in the UK). Although I suspect if you contact even the UK site and explain the situation they may (hopefully) pass on your message etc to wherever/whichever D-link area you're in - if not actually resolve the problem for you?


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June 26, 2015 at 20:11:27
Hello everyone!! Can somebody please share a link of firmware version B 2.03IN? I unable to upgrade with EU version of my dwr -730 router. The firmware is not in dlink India Site. Much appreciated. Thank you and kind regards.

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