Random Drop Outs with DI-624 - Router Issue?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by jessep28, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. jessep28 macrumors 6502

    jessep28

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    Sep 8, 2006
    Location:
    Omaha, NE
    #1
    I seem to be experiencing random connection drop outs when on my wireless network. The frequency is intermittent, but seems to be more prevalent when there are a lot of active users on the network. None of the other users seem to be experiencing this issue.

    The strange thing is that when this happens, wireless strength will be at full bars, but I can't access anything on the internet.

    Recycling airport (turning it off and on) solves the problem.

    I had always been on a Ethernet connection until I moved, so I can't rule out the router. It's a Dlink DI-624 (4-5 years old) and I am running under WPA encryption.

    1) Is it likely the router?
    2) If so, what would be a suitable replacement in your opinion?
    3) If not, what should I check?

    Thanks.
     
  2. itisme1760 macrumors 6502

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    Oct 18, 2008
    Location:
    California
    #2
    I can say it is most definitely the router. I have had the same router and newer revisions and the chipset inside the router just overheats way too quickly when too many connections are going through. I'd recommend get another router either from Linksys or Belkin, or away from that particular D-Link family group (WBR series).
     

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