Originally Posted by bblackmon19
I have the same problem too and yes its your router. Whats happening is when steam searchs for servers it finds like thousands of them and when it gets to your router your router freaks out and shuts down for like 2min then automatically comes back on ("flooding" is the technical term). One way to prevent this is watch the server refresh list and hit stop refresh before it gets to like 1000 servers or you can go and by a router that supports more than 1000 requests.
I use a linksys WRT54G to play cs:s. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...010&Tpk=WRT54G
I have a Netgear WRT614 v.6. It has the latest firmware on it and it runs fine. Although i have been having some slight problems, such as port forwarding lists disappearing, yet still functioning. But the router functions are 100% fine. The thing that gets me is that me and my brother used to play on steam accounts together and never had one issue with the router being bombarded with 2 requests for 1000+ servers. But now, all of a sudden it has problems with it.