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Hey guys, for awhile now I've been having troubles with my router, I don't know if it's my configuration or because it's not a top-notch router or what, but the problem is recurring, and its happening more and more often. Set-up is simple, Ethernet from the modem to the WAN input of my Router (TP-Link TL-WR941ND) and then that broadcasts my wi-fi. Then I have one ethernet out of my router to a small 1 to 7 powered splitter which runs a NAS, a couple of computers, and a Home Extender (Cisco PWK400).
There is absolutely nothing wrong with my configuration i just explained as it works without problems, until of course SOMETHING screws up my router causing me to have to reboot it by unplugging it and plugging it back in after about 15 seconds. (I actually have it on a switch now since it's having to be reset that often) after i reset it, its fine. Now I run the router 24/7 like most people and It's always done this but maybe every 2 weeks or so I'd have to reset it, now it's at least once per day. I've just completely reset my router and everything else to factory default and set them up again. I dunno what the problem is, is it that I have a crap router?
   
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how long have you had the router? I usually find that many routers will begin to fail after about 3-4 years of being on 24/7
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how long have you had the router? I usually find that many routers will begin to fail after about 3-4 years of being on 24/7

I haven't actually had this particular router long, I've had it about 8 months maybe? not more than I year I don't think ... and yes this i noticed too, I actually tried hooking up an old D-link today that I had used in my previous house at least 5 years ago and it just doesn't work anymore. That was probably running for about 3 years 24/7...
   
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I've also been having the same issue ever since I moved into the apartment I'm in now. I've gone through 3 routers, and all 3 (different makes / models) do it. I'm putting my bets (in my case) on bad power or interference. Perhaps its the same in your situation? I'd look into a power conditioner of some kind to start with (a good battery backup unit would suffice). See if that helps?
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I've also been having the same issue ever since I moved into the apartment I'm in now. I've gone through 3 routers, and all 3 (different makes / models) do it. I'm putting my bets (in my case) on bad power or interference. Perhaps its the same in your situation? I'd look into a power conditioner of some kind to start with (a good battery backup unit would suffice). See if that helps?

Could be that, To be honest this problem only started occuring after I moved to this new house, and I've gone through 2 routers in the last ... year and a half, and 3 the total time I've been here as well ! Also I've had my router hooked up to a APS battery backup for the last couple of months, I think it may have been on backup it's entire lifetime... :/ so it can't be a power issue as that SHOULD have fixed it, but interference could be it. I've had my router in the room above my furnace/power room, or as of the past two weeks inside that actual room, which is the room with my main power breaker, furnace, as well as a pump for my water (have my own well) so there is a lot of electrical interference in that room, as well as heavy vibration due to the pump ...
   
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I've also been having the same issue ever since I moved into the apartment I'm in now. I've gone through 3 routers, and all 3 (different makes / models) do it. I'm putting my bets (in my case) on bad power or interference. Perhaps its the same in your situation? I'd look into a power conditioner of some kind to start with (a good battery backup unit would suffice). See if that helps?

Could be that, To be honest this problem only started occuring after I moved to this new house, and I've gone through 2 routers in the last ... year and a half, and 3 the total time I've been here as well ! Also I've had my router hooked up to a APS battery backup for the last couple of months, I think it may have been on backup it's entire lifetime... :/ so it can't be a power issue as that SHOULD have fixed it, but interference could be it. I've had my router in the room above my furnace/power room, or as of the past two weeks inside that actual room, which is the room with my main power breaker, furnace, as well as a pump for my water (have my own well) so there is a lot of electrical interference in that room, as well as heavy vibration due to the pump ...

Might want to see if you can possibly move the router to a different location in the house then from the sounds of it. Mine, I can't seem to escape whatever my problem is (very small apartment with very thin walls). But if you can move your router to a less electrically noisy location, I'd try that first.
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Might want to see if you can possibly move the router to a different location in the house then from the sounds of it. Mine, I can't seem to escape whatever my problem is (very small apartment with very thin walls). But if you can move your router to a less electrically noisy location, I'd try that first.

:/ Thing is that my modem is basically stuck in the room above it, since we have hardwood floors I'm not drilling through it to pass the wires through the house and relocate the thing, so I'm kind of stuck... I guess I should move it to the room above again though... but I'm sure I could get around the hardwood somehow ... rolleyes.gif
   
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