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Netgear DHCP works but not the router page \ internet

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June 10, 2013 7:10:35 AM

I was just checking to see if my router needs to be replaced. This router has been handling my DHCP and the connection to my modem. With multiple computer , wired and wireless connected to the device the internet has gone out twice and the wifi has died on me. This router is used during the work week for 3 stations and a laptop. Any ideas? Rebooting the router has solved the issue. I have tried a factory reset, maybe i should try again? Ideally finding something that works with the smallest amount of downtime.
When the router stopped serving the internet today, the computer had an IP. I could not call up the homepage of the router, the 192.168.1.1. The network switch was still functional, the SQL server was good to go. Is this the beginning of the end for the router?
June 10, 2013 7:36:37 AM

Whats the model? I'm gonna tell you first off, I recieved a Netgear N600 from Newegg, straight out of the box I was having these issues, thank god it was still under warrant, sent it back and the replacement worked fine, you have the latest firmware update installed? If all else fails before you go buy a new one, you could always flash DD-wrt, I've seen this resolve issue when nothing else has as well as breath new life into routers that are flakeing out on it's latest firmware.
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June 10, 2013 7:38:25 AM

drew4452862 said:
Is this the beginning of the end for the router?


I'm not going to lie to you but IMO, yes it's the beggining of the end of life for that router.

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June 10, 2013 7:40:17 AM

Netgear consumer routers have a bad habit of their radios dying after a few years or if suddenly coming under work load stress just freezing. I have the WNDR3700 with DD-WRT and much better than stock firmware, as I have a reboot setup for each Monday early AM to refresh things, but plan to swap it out for an Asus, far superior bit of kit.
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June 10, 2013 8:03:19 AM

das_stig said:
Netgear consumer routers have a bad habit of their radios dying after a few years or if suddenly coming under work load stress just freezing. I have the WNDR3700 with DD-WRT and much better than stock firmware, as I have a reboot setup for each Monday early AM to refresh things, but plan to swap it out for an Asus, far superior bit of kit.


The workload might be the issue here. I have asked more of it a few times, but nothing crazy \ maxing out the ability of the router. Linksys has died out on me a lot, just random problems after a while. This one has been in there for 2 years. Might have to look into the asus. It is needed for a business. Will look into the firmware also, just don't want it to keep happening.
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June 10, 2013 8:07:56 AM

lostsurfer said:
Whats the model? I'm gonna tell you first off, I recieved a Netgear N600 from Newegg, straight out of the box I was having these issues, thank god it was still under warrant, sent it back and the replacement worked fine, you have the latest firmware update installed? If all else fails before you go buy a new one, you could always flash DD-wrt, I've seen this resolve issue when nothing else has as well as breath new life into routers that are flakeing out on it's latest firmware.


Thanks, I will check out the DD-WRT. The biggest issue is finding out what is going on with a router that has seen little change.
[Initialized, firmware version: V1.2.3.7] Monday, June 10,2013 05:03:58
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June 10, 2013 8:10:02 AM

Yea drew I'd go with one of the newer asus, especially if this is for buisness use. Check out the newer line of routers, shop them out online and your sure to find one with a decent price on it. As the old saying goes, "No use in beating a dead horse".
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