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Here is my story, the last couple days, i been getting wifi hangs and internet time outs, ONLY ON WIRELESS DEVICES. (ipad, iphone, laptop, ps3)

I have two computers that are hooked with ethernet cables, and works fine.

My wifi drops at random times, or when multiple devices are loading up a page at once. I'm using a Linksys e2000, did replace it with a spare WRT310N but same problem. Honestly i can't trust my routers, I bought them all used. =)

Also tried to replace my DSL modem, didn't solve problem. So my question is, router problem? Tried renewing IP, DNS flush everything, nothing works.
If this is indeed a router problem, which router should I buy?

-looking for 1000 base, N wireless, and under $50 is best for me. Thank you!! REP for any help!
post #2 of 12
I have had really good cheap routers and really bad expensive ones. They are all a crapshoot to me. Renewing IPs and DNS flush are both computer based actions though, they don't change any router settings. You might want to try DHCP reservations, changing channels, changing security protocols, or static IPs first.
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Linksys routers (Their new ones) tend to do that. A few changes in settings could fix that, But i forgot which. My old Linksys 120N iirc, had an overheating problem, try checking yours if its overheating.
   
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i was using an old linksys wag120n and it does overheat, now im using it just as a modem with a newer linksys E4200. at first the new E4200 i thought oh dear why did i buy this. it has turned out to be oretty damn decent that what i hear.. the old wag120n sits upright to get better airflow into the cooling which is underneath. this helped with cooling and the wag120n works alot better. im not saying heat is your problem, alot people have posted issues with the linksys Eseries...

before you go off and buy a new router, why dont you try flashing it with dd-wrt? bothe linksys e2000 and wrt310n are supported..
http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/index

see if that improves your wifi thumb.gif
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post #5 of 12
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Thanks for all the help guys! this morning, i installed my OLD wrt54G and everything seems to be working perfectly again, my PS3 is connecting to my media server and all!!

What router should I get? I've heard great things about Asus, and i'm going to try and avoid Linksys for now.
post #6 of 12
well, here are some selections and i will just use newegg for US pricing, you can find the prices in Japan.. smile.gif there are three that come to mind, they are all beasts, meat your needs but can be expensive.
ASUS RT-N16 Wireless Router 802.11b/g/n Flash with dd-wrt to improve featuiters and wireless..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320038
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-reviews/30958-new-to-the-charts-asus-rt-n16-multi-functional-gigabit-superspeedn-router

ASUS RT-N56U Wireless Router Dual Band N600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320062
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-reviews/31436-asus-rt-n56u-black-diamond-dual-band-gigabit-wireless-n-router-reviewed
http://www.asus.com/Networks/Wireless_Routers/RTN56U/

ASUS RT-N66U Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320091
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-reviews/31687-asus-rt-n66u-dark-knight-dual-band-wireless-n900-gigabit-router-reviewed
http://www.asus.com/Networks/Wireless_Routers/RTN66U/

ASUS RT-N16 is a nice cheaper option but flashed dd-wrt it will make it a beast..
ASUS RT-N56U has some of the best switching speeds/throughput of Gbe on the home user market and decent wireless
ASUS RT-N66U is the opposite of the ASUS RT-N56U where its better wireless and less in wired.. both are amongst the topdog home routers from the ASUS line up thumb.gif
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post #7 of 12
I'd say go get a Laptop cooler and put it under the E2000, and also flash Tomato.

Did that to my E2000 and it became perfectly stable but didn't want to bother with the overheating so I got the Netgear WNDR3700v2 smile.gif
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post #8 of 12
Once I got the Asus RT-N53 setup and running it is proving to be a really nice router. It was on sale at Newegg.
I'm sure it is even better with Tomato or DD-WRT loaded.
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Good choice smile.gif
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post #10 of 12
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Problem solved, I installed my linksys e2000 flashed it with the latest firmware from cisco's site. Working for the past couple days, no time outs or anything.

Is it possible to flash the e2000 with custom firmware now? couple months ago, i heard that there was a beta version. Also, i dont think my router was overheating, but i'll go ahead and put a laptop coller under it anyways.

thanks for all the help so far!
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