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Old 11-01-2007, 05:44 PM   #1
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I've wasted so much money on technology these days, I think I'm just done with it. I've gone through 3 ROUTERS in the last 2 years, because each one of them has broke. One of them just quit working altogether, the other one dropped your internet connection every 5 minutes, and now the one I have right now is starting to drop our connections. This is making me furious

On TOP of that, I just spent a good 2 months trying to figure out what was wrong with the internet. I usually get a good 1200 kbps (I know, slow), but it used to be with my desktop sometimes I was getting around 100 kbps . I decided to reinstall windows and it seemed to work fine. Up until now I JUST PUT 250 BUCKS INTO THE STUPID THING AND IT DECIDES TO START DOING THAT AGAIN! damn that pisses me off... I don't know what to do... I'm not happy one bit...

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Don't feel bad,you're not the only one dealing with a router issue
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What kind of router / cable modem do you all have?

And how is the Home hooked up as far as Cable and Home runs go?

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We have a speedstream DSL modem (no jokes, lmao) hooked up to a wireless D-Link routers (we had two lnksys router that died on us, so I wanted to try a d-link) wirelessly connecting 4 pcs (1 mac + 3 pcs)
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Wow.. And you managed to kill another? Must be something not quite right..

I have always had Linksys routers.. I even gave my old B wireless router to my Cousin and told them to have their puter guy install it for them so when there son comes up he would have wireless internet.. I gave it to them because it was time to upgrade a little..

I have Road Runner High Speed cable.... But Each room has its own separate line... IIRC there are 6 in total... 1 of them is dedicated to the Modem, the other is dedicated to the to the Box... All of the cables meet at a central point where the signal is amplified for the other outlets...

99.999999999999% of the time I never have an issues unless the cable company is working on something..

Also have a Toshiba Cable Modem ( don't think they use these anymore )... No issues there either..

Wish I could be of more help

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That'* ok. We'll see if it'* a problem with my modem in a few weeks. I should be moved out by then... (horray responsibilities!!!!)
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Get the MAC off that network! It'* killing your routers! It'll contaminate the REAL computers!

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Linksys router (the newer ones) really do NOT like heat or being warm for long times.

a friend of mine uses them in the Food Stores he does IT work for and when they are in a hot cabent they die like in 3 -6 months.

so if you do not put it in a open air space that might be making it die.

also power has a lot to do with it also, if the power is not clean in the house it can kill thing like routers faster.
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Linksys router (the newer ones) really do NOT like heat or being warm for long times.

a friend of mine uses them in the Food Stores he does IT work for and when they are in a hot cabent they die like in 3 -6 months.

so if you do not put it in a open air space that might be making it die.

also power has a lot to do with it also, if the power is not clean in the house it can kill thing like routers faster.

OMG! THAT'* IT!!! The last ones got SO damn hot my brother said he nearly burned himself on one I think I might have blocked the airflow by putting one on top of the other. Thanks Badnit! I'm gonna try that right now!
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no problem

Air space is Key for any electronic that does not have a fan in it
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