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i do not trust my router.


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ok so um. my router just like for no reason stops working as well as it should. sometimes i just get these huge lag spikes that last at least an hour or so. any ideas on how to fix it?
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You could try going to the manufacturers web page and checking for a firmware update.
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Routers are pretty simple Usually they just work or dont. You may have lost your settings or may need to put them in manually. Heres a site on linksys routers. I use a netgear router and it is similar but there are some differences. To access my router i open a browser and type in http address of 192.168.0.1.

http://www.2kevin.net/router.html

http://kbserver.netg...les/N101145.asp

If your router wont save its settings you might need to buy a new router. I have had 3 hubs and a router damaged by lightning strikes. I now have a surge suppressor($50 for the one i got) on my cable line to stop this while my puters are on a UPS.

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Who makes your router? While this might seem like a strange question it is because not all routers are built the same. A friend had a problem with a netgear router which would hang after a bit and it seems that it is a design problem with respect to his ISP. In that case, you would need to replace the router with a better one.
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Linksys...its a wireless router. do you think someone is tapping into my wireless connection? or did the router die on me?
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what is firmware?
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what is firmware?


Firmware is the program which is stored in a hardware device, like a eeprom, rather than on a disk, cdrom, floppy, etc. It is the software which runs the device. Often you can upgrade the firmware to deal with bugs and problems, although it can introduce other issues as any new software can.
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