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Old August 3rd, 2009, 04:59 PM
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Default Do routers go "bad"?

My WGT624v3 has been working fine for 4 years or so... I have it connected via LAN cables to two Dells and a MAC and wirelessly to another Dell. My ISP is via wireless and recently the internet connection performance has been spotty... fast/slow/none and back again. My wireless provider tells me the incoming signal is strong, so... can my router be getting sick? Going bad? How can I test it?? etc ??
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 05:13 PM
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My WGT624v3 has been working fine for 4 years or so... I have it connected via LAN cables to two Dells and a MAC and wirelessly to another Dell. My ISP is via wireless and recently the internet connection performance has been spotty... fast/slow/none and back again. My wireless provider tells me the incoming signal is strong, so... can my router be getting sick? Going bad? How can I test it?? etc ??
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test single PC directly to the broadband modem and test first
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Old August 16th, 2009, 03:50 PM
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Default Re: Do routers go "bad"?

Thanks, but the problems are intermittent so I'm trying to determine if it's my ISP or the router. I know my incoming signal being wireless hiccups occasionally so I need to know if, when routers such as my WGT624v3 fail, do they just totally fail or do they go intermittent?
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Old August 16th, 2009, 04:20 PM
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Thanks, but the problems are intermittent so I'm trying to determine if it's my ISP or the router. I know my incoming signal being wireless hiccups occasionally so I need to know if, when routers such as my WGT624v3 fail, do they just totally fail or do they go intermittent?
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there is no way to answer that. electronic will not going to behave one way/ certain way.

test ethernet cable to router, if works but not with wireless then possibility is worn out wireless, power supply is failing.

power supply can still run rest but if there are not producing what it needs wireless may not work.
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Old August 16th, 2009, 05:20 PM
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Your router can fail with a hard failure or an intermittent failure.
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