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Recently, I've had slowdowns using wifi on all my computers and my iphone included. Strangely ethernet is working fine, albeit not as fast as it had used to be, I have no problem.

The router is getting a bit old in the tooth, a D-Link DI-524. A month ago everything was fine, but now reception is way down, and I can't even go into the next room without it saying it has disconnected from my network. Is this what kind of symptoms I should be seeing with a dying router? If it is, what's a good router to get?

Thsnks guys.
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It's very possible that's what is happening.

However if you have installed any new electrical devices latley such as a new microwave, cordless phone or anything that works on the 2.4Ghz network it could be causing interference with the router and causing issues. Rare but can happen.

If it's over 2 or 3 years old and wasn't top of the line at the time. I would be replacing it with a new router, dual band with wireless n if possible.

I wouldn't be able to link the actual routers, being at work means just about everything is locked down. But if you need a hand I would check the new asus router nt something. Not dualband but a good router.

TL;DR

Buy a new router (because you can).
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