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What would make a modem freeze?

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So i have two modems in my house, But i only use one, As i only have one line, Only ONE is turned on or PLUGGED in at any given point in time, The first is a D-link DSL 604GT Wireless G Generation II modem, Capable of ADSL2+ the second is a D-link Wireless N modem also ADSL2+ capable.


I have an ADSL 2+ connection
I am 40 meters from the exchange, I also get 99.8% of my connections rated speed(That's including all the other crap)
My isp is Internode australia
I am australian.





Heres the issue, Both modems two entirely seperate models with the same relative settings(Obviously one can't do wifi N) Display the exact same symptoms they will randomly freeze or lockup, sometimes just opening a web page can freeze the modem, when the modem freezes the whole network shuts down and dies, no communication out or anywhere, Every computer gets a yellow icon saying "Limited connectivity"




Every computer and device on my network has wifi N capabilities, i've checked every cable, eveyr line filter, everything,, What could possibly cause these problems?
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Unstable power from the wall making the modems unstable would win my bet.

Less likely: You have 2 bad modems.
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Unstable power from the wall making the modems unstable would win my bet.
Less likely: You have 2 bad modems.

I've ruled out that one, Every other appliance connected to that part of the houses specific power grid isn't having problems, i've even checked the adapters with a multi meter, Everything appears normal power wise, if only it were that simple.




I've had the DSL 604G for several years, It instantly displayed the symptoms of my newer wifi N model within a few hours after not being used for sometime.(IT did not previously have problems, i simply wanted wifi N)
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