Is my Router Dying?

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Is my Router Dying?

Postposted on Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:01 pm

Starting having troubles getting any of the devices connected to the router to connect to the internet today.

But when I directly connect my computer to the modem, I connect with ease. So I unplugged my router to reset it, nothing. I then reset the router with the manuel button that resets it to factory settings.

I was able to get two computers connected, but not our PS3. I was able to log into the router and tried to do a firmware update, but it kept getting errors.

Now I cant login to the router at all, but my 2 computers can still connect to the internet, but not the PS3.

Is this router on its way out and its time for a new one?
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Re: Is my Router Dying?

Postposted on Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:50 pm

Managed to do a manuel firmware update and the router seems to be working just fine right now.

We will see how it goes.
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Re: Is my Router Dying?

Postposted on Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:37 pm

If it's dying, then it may have an intermittent heating problem or a cracked solder connection, which you may have temporarily resolved by fidgeting with it for a while. However, another possibility is that one of the computers or the PS3 has a buggy driver and/or NIC, and has been DoS'ing the switch with a flood of bogus packets. If the problem reappears, try ruling that out before getting out the SwitchHammer.
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Re: Is my Router Dying?

Postposted on Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:56 pm

Amazingly, the Playstation Network has been down for about 24 hours now, so its not my router fault that the PS3 wont connect.

I cant believe Sony F/U this badly that thousands and thousands of PS3 players cannot play their games. (http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/03/latest-info-on-playstation-network-status/)

I know that I am pretty annoyed. :x
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