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I always seem to have the worst luck with routers. I've had three different linksys routers and always seem to have the same problem. My router will work uninterrupted for a couple of days no problem. Then I have to unplug it and reset it. The wifi just stops working and I get no internet connection. I've had my wrt-300n for a year now and this problem only started appearing after about six months of operation. I then loaded dd-wrt and again did not have hardly any problems for another couple months. Now the router is so bad I have to reset it after 3 days. Is this a common problem among linksys products or is this router just crappy? Any suggestions on rock solid routers to replace this one? Preferably one that will run dd-wrt.

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Try tomato, i like it better than dd-wrt.
http://www.polarcloud.com/tomato
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I always seem to have the worst luck with routers. I've had three different linksys routers and always seem to have the same problem. My router will work uninterrupted for a couple of days no problem. Then I have to unplug it and reset it. The wifi just stops working and I get no internet connection. I've had my wrt-300n for a year now and this problem only started appearing after about six months of operation. I then loaded dd-wrt and again did not have hardly any problems for another couple months. Now the router is so bad I have to reset it after 3 days. Is this a common problem among linksys products or is this router just crappy? Any suggestions on rock solid routers to replace this one? Preferably one that will run dd-wrt.

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Hrm.

If I were you, and I were experiencing this issue, I would go out and get a UPS battery backup system and plug the router's power supply into a battery-protected port...
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Hrm.

If I were you, and I were experiencing this issue, I would go out and get a UPS battery backup system and plug the router's power supply into a battery-protected port...
You know that makes a lot of sense because I think its on a similar circuit to the air conditioner and furnace. I don't think there's much power correcting built into their wall warts either.
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You know that makes a lot of sense because I think its on a similar circuit to the air conditioner and furnace. I don't think there's much power correcting built into their wall warts either.


Don't need a huge battery either, if all you're planning to connect is your router, and probably the modem. That's what I do...
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