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Linksys X3000 keeps dropping out suddenly.

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Hi OCN.


I purchased an X3000 recently, as an upgrade to a Belkin router that was dying on me. The X3000 suits all my needs except range, which I can fix with an extender.. but now It keeps dropping out the internet connection every half an hour or so, for 5 minutes-ish at a time. This gets pretty damn annoying, meaning I can't really play any online games incase it drops out mid-play.

I'd love to get this resolved, if there's anything you need to know, ask away. I'm accessing the router (2 floors downstairs) from my bedroom on my PC wirelessly.

Router - Cisco/Linksys X3000 Link
Wireless Card - Link

Also, I've been looking at powerline adapters. Is this a possiblity? - Powerline Line
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Linksys routers and recivers crash a lot and are very slow. Its something you might just have to live with.
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Well, that's pretty upsetting. frown.gif
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What if you try out DD-WRT? It may solve your problems like it solved mine with an old Linksys something-or-other router I had found. I also have a similar product to the Powerline you found, it works great but if you're gaming, it doubled my ping when I moved my computer from wired directly into the router.

edit: just looked at DD-WRT's website and it seems there's no support for the X3000. winksmiley02.gif
Edited by buffsportsman - 7/16/13 at 9:47am
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Then, that's a no unfortunately - Gaming & Steam are probably my two biggest sources of web traffic.

This sums up my router purchasing decision.
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A cheap way to figure out if it is the router or not is to look on eBay for some cheap $15 DD-WRT routers. Really great firmware and people refurbish routers for cheap all the time.
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