Router Problem

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MichaelKing

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For a while I was using my router to get online which was set up as follows:
Cable modem to router and router to Computer NIC (Connection was hardwired)
-Cable modem=Motorola 5220
-Wireless Router=Belkin F5D7234-4-BC-v1
-NIC=3 COM Etherlink XL 10/100 PCI

Every once in a while when I would visit certain web sites and make numerous request (Such as clinking on a link), the internet would stop responding and I would have to sit and wait for about 5mins before the connection refreshed itself. During this wait I received no errors of any kind and plus I was able to ping web sites using their host names and IP address's. I tried fixing the TCP/IP Stack, Win sock Fix, and Flushing DNS, but none of those worked. So what I did was remove the router from the equation and connected the modem directly to the computers NIC, and since then I have not been kicked offline. Can anyone tell me exactly what was going on and how to possibly fix it?

Thanks,
Mike
 

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How long have you been using that router? On all the time, or what percentage of the typical day?

I'm thinking it may be getting fatigued and wants to retire.

Make sure you have the latest firmware; then reset it to factory default settings and reconfigure it. That often revives a flaky router at least for a while.
 

MichaelKing

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When I try to update the firmware either through the router itself or manually, I receive an error message telling me that the update could not complete successfully.

The router was supplied when I subscribed to Insight, and the box was still sealed.
 
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Same here Linksys or Netgear mostly good. All company's make the odd disaster though!!
 
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