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Is this a sign of my router giving out?

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Got a Linksys WRT54G. First router was the same thing and it crapped out after 4 or so years. I blamed it on OCing with DD-WRT biggrin.gif

This one is nearing 3 years old so I assume it's dying too, but I wanna be sure.

Got all the ports filled with random PCs and whatnot. Only thing that connects to the wireless network is my mom's netbook and my phone and my sister's laptop/phone when she's home.

Everything wired works flawlessly, but the wireless seems to be getting more and more flaky. The only thing I have to do is unplug it/plug it back in and I'm good for 3 days ... but 3 days later (give or take) it won't let anything wireless connect (can't even see the SSID).

Just trying to decide to look into other sources or blame my router. I hear people say avoid wireless all the time but I don't know if it's for latency issues or issues like this.

as you can tell networking isn't my forte
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I've seen enough of those choking on more modern connections to lean towards suggesting an upgrade anyway.

Keep in mind the WRT54G was originally released in 2002..
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I was looking into an N router anyway, but was pushing until this one died.

Guess an early upgrade won't hurt. smile.gif
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Just want to say that when you get a new router, get one with external antennas.
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V8 of the WRT54G sucks terribly. A high number of connections will cause it to crash with stock firmware and ddwrt. The older vers with larger memory were better, but gone are those days.

Asus' N routers are pretty good and popular ones can be used with tomatousb or ddwrt.
 
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