The past couple of weeks I have been losing my cable internet connection a dozen or so times a day. The fix has been to unplug my Linksys 4 port router for 30 seconds, plug it back in then do a repair network connection. I get back online with no problems till next time. The real pain since this problem started is I can’t race with my NASCAR game online, when I drop offline the car I am racing does some nasty things like crashing. This may not be a problem sometimes but this morning I caused a 6 car pileup at Talladega, putting 5 cars including mine out of the race. There were only 8 of us were racing.
I have noticed since this problem started that my router is extremely warm, sometime almost too warm to handle. Before this started I rarely touched the router so I don’t know if it was getting warm. I have unplugged it the past couple of nights to see if that helps but that just delays the problem for an hour or so. I tried taking the router out of the loop this afternoon and I stayed online no problem. Others in the house wanted to get on the internet a few hours ago so I reconnected the router and the problem has happened twice. The router is located on top of my tower which is located under my desk, not the best place for airflow. My questions is, how warm should a router get? I am guessing that it is overheating and causing my problem. I have moved the router out from under the desk to see if that helps.
I did a search of the forums and did not find this problem addressed.