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Rourter problem

I have a rather ancient (by IT standards) Linksys router and lately it seems to be having problems with "dropping" my connection. It has come to the point of where I have to shut down all computers,my modem and my linksys router and then start each one up again in the right sequence before I can again be on the internet. Is this something that is common to older models of Linksys or is it something commmon to all routers?

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I have installed three wireless linksys G with Speedboost over the last few months and never had this problem. I would recheck all of my setting and then check linksys for updates before getting a new one

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dropped wi-fi connections

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A common problem of dropped wi-fi connections is interference from wireless telephones on the same 2.4g frequency. Most wireless phones and routers have different channel settings to minimize this. If this is not the problem, it could be malfunftion of an aging piece of hardware. Wireless routers are very cheap these days, and the new ones in the g specification are much faster than the old a spec.

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You didn't mention if it's wired or wireless,

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But I have had to replace three wired routers in four years (one my own and two for customers)due to them doing exactly what you are describing, it could be, it is just starting to fail.

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What is common is...

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Outdated firmware in the router. Wireless dropouts are now more common since neighbors could have installed a WIFI router and very few know to change the channel from defaults.

Bob

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what model number?

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Get the latest router firmware here: Linksys Downloads

BTW, what is the model number of the Linksys router?

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