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Re: old router dead, current router crap, new router recommendations?
« Reply #30 on: July 24, 2008, 11:02:46 AM »

Ugh; why didn't I read this thread months ago when I was shopping for a new router?!
I ended up with a ZyXEL X-550. Though I like it better than my Linksys, I still drop connection more than once a day. I'm not sure if there's a collision in my network, or if that's why Road Runner is performing upgrades/repairs in my area. >_<

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Re: old router dead, current router crap, new router recommendations?
« Reply #31 on: July 24, 2008, 12:03:00 PM »

Could be your router, your modem, or your computer. all i know is my previous modem had said issues of dropping connection once a day.
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Re: old router dead, current router crap, new router recommendations?
« Reply #32 on: July 24, 2008, 02:07:19 PM »

So, I haven't had any troubles at all lately. Except I can't forward ports. Yet UPnP works fine, doesn't make any sense to me.
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Re: old router dead, current router crap, new router recommendations?
« Reply #33 on: July 24, 2008, 06:15:45 PM »

Could be your router, your modem, or your computer. all i know is my previous modem had said issues of dropping connection once a day.

I think it might be my modem. It's a craptastic 5-year-old RCA DCM305 "digital broadband" modem! >_<
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Re: old router dead, current router crap, new router recommendations?
« Reply #34 on: July 24, 2008, 06:20:40 PM »

I think it might be my modem. It's a craptastic 5-year-old RCA DCM305 "digital broadband" modem! >_<
Maybe. Old doesn't mean worse though. One of my old ones that worked fine ended up getting hurt by power outages (it wasn't on a surge protector). The new one they replaced it with was the one that glitched out daily and in addition to that didn't play nice with Vista. I sent it back and annoyed them until they gave me a different kind.
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Re: old router dead, current router crap, new router recommendations?
« Reply #35 on: July 24, 2008, 07:18:29 PM »

Maybe. Old doesn't mean worse though. One of my old ones that worked fine ended up getting hurt by power outages (it wasn't on a surge protector). The new one they replaced it with was the one that glitched out daily and in addition to that didn't play nice with Vista. I sent it back and annoyed them until they gave me a different kind.

Good point.
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Re: old router dead, current router crap, new router recommendations?
« Reply #36 on: July 24, 2008, 08:21:43 PM »

I think it might be my modem. It's a craptastic 5-year-old RCA DCM305 "digital broadband" modem! >_<

Well that's easy to tell.  When it "dies" can you still ping the router?  If so, then it's most likely not the router.
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Re: old router dead, current router crap, new router recommendations?
« Reply #37 on: July 24, 2008, 09:32:21 PM »

Well that's easy to tell.  When it "dies" can you still ping the router?  If so, then it's most likely not the router.

I can still access the router's web interface when the interweb dies. To get all machines back online, I do a DHCP release and then renew and it'll be ok. It's really odd. Before this router, I had to unplug both router and modem, then plug them back in after the powercycle. After that, I get internets back.
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