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Posted 24 August 2010 - 20:44
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Posted 24 August 2010 - 21:47
Not often at all. Personally, I've never been forced to replace mine. I just replace customers' ones. I have a power conditioner and a UPS on all my computer equipment though so i don't have to deal with spikes and brown-outs.
How often do you have to replace your modems and routers? It seems like we've been replacing ours ever year to year-and-a-half.
Posted 24 August 2010 - 22:17
Posted 24 August 2010 - 22:28
Perhaps it's not your modem/router but perhaps your computer is holding up internet traffic. I have a D-link DSL-G604T on 1.5mbps adsl and it has been working since I bought the router. Have you got anyone to test your phone line for quality?
Posted 26 August 2010 - 07:10
Posted 26 August 2010 - 18:19
D-Link routers aren't the best. What I would recommend is buying a new network card (PCI I suppose? shouldn't cost you more than $10, really) If you can find one in a computer store those things are really cheap. If that doesn't solve I would suggest changing your router for a Netgear or Linksys. They have never let me down (You shouldn't have to replace routers/modems every year! Those should last at least several years if not more if you configure them properly, are well ventilated, etc). Check for firmware and/or updates to all your equipment and software (Games, computer OS, pc hardware, router, etc) so eliminate any kind of conflict or patch that needs to be installed.
Maybe while you're at it, flush your DNS and reset all connections? It has happened with some customer's pc's that they have network issues and their network just needed to be reset, or restarted, etc.
Posted 26 August 2010 - 18:26
Posted 26 August 2010 - 21:50
Have you done a speed test at speedtest.net when this happens have you tried pinging a computer on the net? This could be an internet connection problem and not on your end.
Posted 26 August 2010 - 21:58
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