Time for a new router?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by BouncingSoul, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. BouncingSoul

    BouncingSoul Stranger Than Fiction Political User

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    I've got an older Linksys router and lately when I change anything on it, it freezes. Tonight I added a new port forward and it completely crashed. All the led's when solid, I had to unplug it to reset the damned thing. They are fairly cheap these days (it wasn't when I got it) but I don't know if I need to change. I mean is this a sign of impending doom or just one of those things?
     
  2. ejn74

    ejn74 Folding Master! Political User Folding Team

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    Does it have the latest firmware?
     
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    BouncingSoul Stranger Than Fiction Political User

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    Not sure, I'll check in the morning. Thanks for the tip though, reps!
     
  4. X-Istence

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    Even if it does have the latest firmware, try reflashing it anyway. I know this is going to sound weird, but sometimes flash memory loses a bit or two. Ive seen it happen on bioses as well. Acting all weird, boot errors, the whole nine yards. Flashed them with the same version bios again, perfect working condition.
     
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    I just purchased a new Buffalo WHR-G54S (49.99)... and flashed it with dd-wrt which you can find at www.dd-wrt.com.
     
  6. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    that's excellant advice, never thought of it...reps