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Old 12-21-05, 08:11 AM
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Having to reboot router every 30 min or so. Why?

About 4-5 days ago my internet connect will just stop working out of the blue. I can unplug my router and then replug it back in and viola. Everything works. About 30 min later it'll do it again. It just started.

Is there a setting I can check? I went through the router menu and nothing seems out of the ordinary.

It's a netgear WGR614v5 if that helps.

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Old 12-21-05, 08:42 AM
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Try upgrading the firmware. If that doesn't work then your router is dying. Buy a new one. Usually this happens with Linksys routers but I've had netgears do it too.
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Old 12-21-05, 08:48 AM
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The 614 has known lockup issues.

Some people say to look under WAN SETUP, and check 'Disable SPI Firewall'

This may also help you
If you have tweaked your Windows MTU at all with one of those internet connection optimizer programs.

http://kbserver.netgear.com/kb_web_files/n100603.asp


and of course make sure your firmware is up to date

This link on the left
http://kbserver.netgear.com/products/WGR614v5.asp

You may even want to try the beta version since you are having problems.
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Old 12-21-05, 08:57 AM
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Thanks guys. I made sure my firmware was the latest final available. They have a beta out now that seems to fix DHCP resolving issues. I'll give that a whirl when I get home. But I know I've had the final firmware for quite sometime now.

Something like this popping up out of the blue screams dying router to me but I sure hope not.
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Old 12-21-05, 09:38 PM
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I did some reading up on this router. Seems that overheating may be the issue. Why it just started up this past week I don't know. I've had the thing since March(ish). Guess it's time to upgrade to a Linksys.
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Old 12-23-05, 04:26 PM
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does your internet lock up if you bypass the router ? you on cable ? dsl ?

The only time I had this, the problem was with my actual internet connection (some piece of equipment in the box outside was dying).
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Old 12-23-05, 05:42 PM
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I swapped back to an older router (b) and not a single lockup yet. I only paid $10 for the thing. I'm just going to get another the next time I find one for a good price.
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