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I have a linksys BEFSR41 router, which worked fine until now.

For some reason the router resets every few minutes when I am doing something network intensive, like torrenting. When that happens the router log gets cleared and the uptime gets reset, and a pop up tells me in Windows that "Local Area Connection disconnected", so I know it is not just the internet connection dropping but the router resetting. It seems to worsen greatly (every few seconds) when I have DHT in bittorrent turned on.

The firmware is up-to-date

I've done all the things I can think off, including setting MTU to 1400, turn off DHCP, clone MAC address etc but none of them seems to be working.

Any ideas? (I'm pretty sure it is not a modem issue-the internet works with with a direct connection)
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post #2 of 9
Try resetting everything manually. Power down the computer. Unplug your router from the wall and unplug your modem. Leave unplugged for a couple min's and then plug the modem back in wait a min for it to come all the way up. Then plug in the router and wait for it to come back up completly then power up your pc. If it still keeps resetting try plugging in directly if possible using the ethernet ports on the router.
    
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Try resetting everything manually. Power down the computer. Unplug your router from the wall and unplug your modem. Leave unplugged for a couple min's and then plug the modem back in wait a min for it to come all the way up. Then plug in the router and wait for it to come back up completly then power up your pc. If it still keeps resetting try plugging in directly if possible using the ethernet ports on the router.
being there, done that... *sigh*

I even reset the router to factory settings but that didn't help much.

I am already plugging in directly into the ethernet ports on the router.
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And it's resetting with direct connection. If so then go directly from the modem.
    
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i heard that to reset it all the way, you had to hold down the reset button for 5 seconds, then while still holding it down, unplug it, and keep holding it for another 5 seconds...i dont know if it works, or not, but thats what my ISP dude said to do for linksys
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i heard that to reset it all the way, you had to hold down the reset button for 5 seconds, then while still holding it down, unplug it, and keep holding it for another 5 seconds...i dont know if it works, or not, but thats what my ISP dude said to do for linksys
did that already... it restores the router to factory default settings

Going directly from the modem works, but I have another computer that also needs to be on the net.
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Your router may have went out. If it still does it plugged directly into the modem. Go into command and type in tracert www.red.com or whatever domain you want to use and check for time outs.
    
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Well being that direct plug to modem is fine you need to replace your router
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ramairmustang View Post
Your router may have went out. If it still does it plugged directly into the modem. Go into command and type in tracert www.red.com or whatever domain you want to use and check for time outs.
I'm having a similar problem and i tried what you said above and i got 2 time outs. What am i supposed to do about this?
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