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How to tell if my router is dieing?

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Well recently my router has been causing my network to become very very slow. I've fixed it somehow but the symptons came back. I'm not a huge master of networking so i was wondering if anyone can help me? I think my router is dieing as i've had it for about 6-7 years now.
 
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If you have changed any settings from the defaults I would do a 30-30-30 reset. Hold the reset button while the router is on for 30 secs., then while still holding the reset button unplugged the router power cable and hold the reset button for 30 more secs., then while still holding in the reset button plug the power cable back in while holding the reset button for another 30 secs.

So powered on 30, unplug 30, plug in 30.

This will reset the router to default completely!

So you will need to re do your WPA or WEP or whatever you use.

After that I would look up firmware updates for your router.

Also I would change your routers channel to 11 from its default.

Hope this helps.
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Reset your router, try updating your router firmware (if you want to go through the hassle), run a speetest.net test on a hardwired connection and a router connection. If the hardwired is higher than the router connection you might want to look at buying a new one. I would say 7 years would be nearing its life expectancy :/
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about 6-7 years now
Yeah, new router time. If it were enterprise grade equipment I'd say don't worry (I'm using a Cisco 2621 around 10+ years old). Most consumer grade equipment is cheapy.
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