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I bought my cable modem. Saw no point in paying $5 a month to rent one when I bought it for $60.

I may try to flash my router but if it doesnt happen (eg: I'm too lazy) can't I just buy a more powerful router. As I said before I'd pay a bit of money to make this crap stop. Thinking between $100-$300
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Originally Posted by sepheroth003 View Post
I bought my cable modem. Saw no point in paying $5 a month to rent one when I bought it for $60.

I may try to flash my router but if it doesnt happen (eg: I'm too lazy) can't I just buy a more powerful router. As I said before I'd pay a bit of money to make this crap stop. Thinking between $100-$300
Well, IMO we jumped the gun here a bit:

1) we need to identify the exact problem.
When your internet goes out does resetting the router fix the issue, does
resetting the modem fix the issue, or are you forced to reset both. This
info will help us determine the root cause of the connectivity problems.
2) the number one reason for connectivity problems with a router is heat.
A) when having connectivity issues check to see if the router feels hot to
the touch.
B) make sure the router has proper ventilation.
C) try elevating the router (soda lids, dvd cases, etc) so that air can flow
under the router.
3) If the problem is directly related to the router, try to cause the issue to
determine teh root cause.
A) Try getting all of your devices online (all PC, PS3, and phone). If this
Kills connectivity then your router can't handle that much load.
B) Check to see if up-time is a factor. if the problem regularly occurs after
sevearl days of uptime the router has a caching problem. To fix this
make sure any error logging options are disabled, and try rebooting the
router manually 1\\week.
C) Check to see if traffic load is the issue. Find something to download
that will max out your DL speed and leave it running for as long as you
can. If X number of hours causes a connectivity loss then again check
for heat, and check for caching problems.
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thanks I'll do some tests and see if I cant figure out what's causing it. Who knows maybe it is my modem. I've tried 2 different routers
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Also I've seen that in apartment environments changing the channel can sometimes help.
 
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