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wireless router question

by grumbenji / November 14, 2012 2:27 AM PST

Hi. I have a D-Link wireless router DI-524. I'm trying to figure out if it is toast or if I should try to do reset it. I have Internet via a cable tv company. So, I plug the router into a modem. A couple weeks ago, I the router started to freeze up quite a bit - sometimes several times a day, then a couple days with no problems. I got a new modem from the cable company & things were fine for a couple weeks. Then the router started to freeze again & now it is frozen every time I plug it in. The cable company modem allows me access to the net, but, of course, I have no wireless for other devices. Does this mean I need a new router or should I try the factory reset button?

Thanks for any help you can give me!

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The 524 is rather old.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 14, 2012 3:11 AM PST

Did you secure your WiFi to avoid "issues"?

For now, it's router defaults, pick a short alphanumeric SSID and then use WPA2 AES with a not too long alphanumeric password. Don't listen to folk about strong passwords because if you know why you don't waste your time.

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by 57reddirt / November 16, 2012 12:53 AM PST

If your router will restart, then fail again, i'd call the cable CO. They have test eqpt. that can tell if you have interfearence on the cable. I've had a lot of wierd problems with my old cable system and CHARTER keeps working on them

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by pgc3 / November 16, 2012 4:57 AM PST

My guess is that it has to do with the server firmware, the router itself is probably OK. I have seen similar issues with a couple of the local servers, one DSL another cable. It might not be a bad idea to contact your server and ask what they recommend for a router to be used with their system, that could well be the key. That is not to say that it might not be a router gone bad but as I said I have seen this happen locally on a couple of occasions.

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