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well at my old house there is basically 5 people using the internet basic DSL (the one that downloads at about 150kb. standard package from SBC.

theres been some complaints about disconnection quite often...

well my cousin says that in the morning when its only him using the internet he doesn't get disconnected or have any problems.

so im thinking its the high load were putting on the router?

btw im using the built in router and modem that SBC gave me.

whats the best way to fix this problem?
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post #2 of 9
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can it be the router/modem is overheating? would a fan help?
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Yes, router over heating is most likely it, make sure it is not on anything like cloth. I have mine on a chair and then i put it on the nice cold tile and haven't had a problem yet.
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i'm also thinking about installing a fan. what go you guys think?
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post #5 of 9
Try changing its location to a more open area and have it on a hard surface (no carpet/fabric). Other than that, contact SBC and complain to them.
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post #6 of 9
It might be that your trying to use more bandwidth then what plan you are on, which is causing a overload of stress on the router/modem resulting in a disconnection from your ISP. Looks like it's time for a faster plan.
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post #7 of 9
mod router to have a fan on the inside you can look on youtube about router fan mod or google it.
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post #8 of 9
no, it might me your router limiting the banwidth to each computer. or there is not enough bandwidth to supporting the 5 computers you have

i would also look in to getting a Linksys router
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post #9 of 9
It could also be very possible that someone is either running a torrent or something else that causes massive amounts of connections causing the router to crash. Ive seen this happen quite a bit. Double check to make sure you dont have anybody using torrents. Heat is also a likely problem
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