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Old 05-18-2012, 07:00 PM
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Default Get Help With Your Router Troubles

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://lifehacker.com/5910788/why-do-i-have-to-keep-resetting-my-router-and-how-can-i-fix-it' target='_blank'>http://lifehacker.com/5910788/why-d...ow-can-i-fix-it</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"My router sucks. My connection goes wonky once every few days, and I have to unplug the router and reboot it (I believe this is called a hard reset) to fix the problem. Obviously, this is incredibly annoying. What can I do to just make the darn thing work properly?"</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/dht/auto/1337352971.usr20447.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>I imagine many people do not give their routers a second thought.&nbsp; Either bought by themselves, or provided to them by their ISP, the router is the most critical aspect of your home network.&nbsp; I have not seen the demands on routers significantly change over the years, with many people I know having routers that are easily 8-10 years of age.&nbsp; I personally suggest friends use custom firmware such as Tomato or DD-WRT, the stock firmware available with many routers usually tend to perform quite well.&nbsp; Our demands on routers are fairly modest, yet, like any electronic device, it can eventually die out.&nbsp; That is why if the Internet is absolutely critical to your existence as a human being, aside from any troubleshooting of your router, I also think it a good idea to have a backup router.&nbsp; Its a proven fact that most electronics die when stores are closed and no one is available to help.</p>
 
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