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Old 05-02-2010, 08:05 PM
Zsofia Zsofia is offline
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Why do my wireless routers always die?

And can they be fixed?

Wireless routers always last, say, a year and a half in this house. Then they start needing to be restarted all the damned time and I buy a new one.

This one is a Belkin F5D7234-4 v. 1. I looked up its support page and there was no firmware update or anything - just one firmware version and that from 2008.

Is it just expected to have to replace these things fairly frequently, or is there something that's killing them, or what?
 

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