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    Default Belkin Router

    Had this router for 2 years has worked well. Just lately it has lost connection with my Laptop a lot and have to reboot it. Is it time for a new router. I am in Auckland our street does not have fibre yet but the connection speed is very good.
    It does coincide with me connecting the Wi-Fi box to my Sky Box but I cant see that that would cause problems?
    Any thoughts.
    I am a light user and don't watch movies on line or games or downloads just a bit of You Tube.
    If I need a new router any suggestions? Cheers.

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    Default Re: Belkin Router

    when you loose wifi connection, try connecting with a network cable & see if that works . There might be other wifi issues happening (less likely)
    If the router is freezing/hanging, replace it .

    I would just have a look on trademe. Wifi routers are worth nothing on trademe, even when near new.
    I cant even get $30 for my year old ASUS adsl wifi router on trademe, but I did buy a nice,almost new, higher spec TP-Link dirt cheap :-)

    Ive never liked the Belkins. Only ones Ive seen were faulty .

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    Default Re: Belkin Router

    Or update the firmware on it. Or update the drivers for the wireless

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    Default Re: Belkin Router

    I have a theory that many home routers die due to poor cooling design, most I've had get very hot. I built myself a cooler and stability improved markedly. It's just a case fan in a box blowing air up under the router, conveniently my previous dead router had a 12V power supply and case fans run on 12V.

    Make sure it's not in direct sunlight near a window and is in a well ventilated area. Check for any potential sources of interference if it turns out just to be the wi-fi. Connecting the sky box could effect the stability a bit if it was already marginal, easy to check - disconnect it and see what happens.

    Move any wireless devices, cordless phones, microwave ovens, and Nuclear power plants you might have away from the router.
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    Default Re: Belkin Router

    Quote Originally Posted by dugimodo View Post
    I have a theory that many home routers die due to poor cooling design, most I've had get very hot. I built myself a cooler and stability improved markedly. It's just a case fan in a box blowing air up under the router, conveniently my previous dead router had a 12V power supply and case fans run on 12V.
    Agreed. Cooling helps a *lot* on the cheaper routers. Had a router at my parents place that was in a warmer part of the house, keeping a small desk fan aimed at it would last for weeks on end. Take the fan off it and it'd overheat twice daily.

    Are you after suggestions on an ADSL2+, VDSL2 or a UFB router?
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