Router Problems

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Phillie14586, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. Phillie14586 macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2010
    The past several days my router has stopped working. I would be surfing and all of a sudden it would say I am not connected to the internet. I would have to unplug the router and plug it back in. This would happen both wired and wireless. It is probably a 5 year old Belkin. Is this the router dieing a slow death or could there be something for me to fix?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Your router is probably dying; especially if it's not working on the wired side as well.
  3. billib macrumors member


    Apr 23, 2009
    Router or Modem

    I had a Linksys Router and the symptoms
    you've described fits my Linksys dying to
    a "T". So I replaced it with an Airport
    Extreme Dual band. Everything went great
    for about six months then the symptoms
    returned. This time it was my Motorola
    cable modem that was dying. Same
    symptoms different hardware. If you
    could borrow a different router in order
    to rule out your modem, would be wise.
    It could be one or the other or both.
  4. Jonathan20 macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2010
    Air Port Extreme

    What typ of range do you get on your Airport Extreme?
  5. billib, Dec 12, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2010

    billib macrumors member


    Apr 23, 2009
    AE WiFi Range

    I'm sorry, I use Cat. 6 cable because its better than WiFi
    and.......well........because I can. Some people must use
    WiFi but in my case its Cat.6.

    The AE isn't know for having the longest WiFi range because
    it has three small internal antennas as opposed to three
    5 or 6 dBi external antennas. You could always HACK open
    the AE and add better external antennas but why kill your

    If you MUST rely on WiFi I would recommend borrowing
    (if you can) an AE and try it out. Most people don't have
    any problems with their AE's WiFi performance though.

    I'm sorry I haven't been much (any) help.
  6. Jonathan20 macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2010
    AE Range

    I just purchased my first wireless router

    It's and Airport Extreme

    If I go beyond 60 ft of unobstructed line of site the signal strength falls to almost nothing.

    I think I will try a Cisco router.
  7. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816


    Nov 27, 2010
    Wow...My AE allows me about a block and a half in any direction from my house before I can't connect.

    Now granted, my Linksys WRT54GL with dd-wrt and 2 7dBi high gain antennae gives me about 4 blocks in any direction, but thats comparing apples to genetically enhanced super apples...

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