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Router dying?

Discussion in 'Technical Discussion' started by DustArma, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. DustArma

    DustArma

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    Well, for a while now this router (DLink DI-624) has been behaving like crap, I keep losing connection each 10-15 seconds only for it to come back a few seconds later, if I so much as touch it the wrong way it freezes with all LEDs on and I need to unplug it and wait for about 2-3 minutes before it starts working again.

    I tried doing a firmware upgrade but predictably the router lost connection mid-upload, the router survived it but with the disconnects there's no way for me to upgrade or downgrade the firmware.

    Right now I have my PC connected directly to the modem with no connectivity issues, of course without the router I can't connect anything else.


    Does anyone know of anything that can be done to fix it, or should I just go and buy a new router?
     
  2. Wind

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    I personally would buy a new router. It's not worth going through the trouble of trying to fix the thing when it already seems horribly broken.
     
  3. Overlord

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    Yeah, buy a router. Much less hassle.
     
  4. SteelBrush

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    I have actually had a similar problem with my Orange Livebox. It never disconnected but my intenet access slowed ot a painful crawl. I noticed that it also got very hot. All I did to fix it was order another power brick, adaptor or whatever you want to call it, and the problem was solved. Worth a try but just replacing the whole router will probably cost the same.
     
  5. DustArma

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    I guess I'll just get the new router, any recommendations for that?