just brew it! wrote:
In addition to what bthylafh and frumper15 suggested:
1. Have you checked whether there are any newer firmware versions available for that router?
2. What sort of things are these 10 users doing? Are they mainly using the router to access the Internet, or are they pounding on the local server? If it is the latter, expecting a consumer wireless router to keep up may be expecting too much.
3. How long have you had this router? Has it always had this problem, or did it start recently? If it is still under warranty, perhaps an RMA is the way to go. If it is older, it may just be dying (I've seen routers and switches from a few years ago that have died due to exploding capacitors).
4. Any chance that someone on the network is using Bittorrent (or other P2P) software? P2P can overload some routers.
5. I've seen consumer routers that get a bad case of indigestion from the DNS port randomization security measure which was rolled out by all of the major OS vendors a couple of years back. AFAICT it overloads the router's internal connection tracking tables. The symptom I've seen is that connections just fail or time out, but it is not inconceivable that buggy firmware could result in the router crashing or rebooting.
1- Yes, it's up to date.
2- Mainly internet and e-mail clients. Server usage low, just some common files.
3- It's kind of a new router (1 - 1,5 years). Is that old or new?
4- No torrents. I leave all my torrents to download at home and the others have no idea what a torrent is.
5- It started recently, so I'm not sure if it's related to DNS.
I'm setting up a new router and I'll keep you guys posted. Thanks
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