Does anyone make a wireless router that will last more than a year?! I seem to have to replace mine about every year. The one I have now is acting up. I am getting intermittent connections and slower connections through the router. Very frustrating.
I'm having a problem with intermittent connections and speed loss on my desktop which is normally wired through the router to the modem. At this moment, the router is disconnected and the modem is connected directly to my desktop. My download speed has almost doubled. I haven't actually checked the wireless network which gets used very infrequently.
Wow! My Linksys is almost 4. It has never skipped a beat. In fact, I've been through three modems with this router. I AM convinced, however, that I should plug my laptop into the modem directly to check the speed just to make sure! See, paranoia is contagious :tongue:
I've got a Linksys wired router that is going strong now for about 8 years, maybe more. For WiFi, I got an Apple Airport Express that's hooked in to the wire network.
On the other hand I've also got a 4 year old Linksys 3G router (regular router that takes a PCMCIA 3G wireless broadband card) that still works just fine but as of 2 years back I can no longer get in to the web based administration tools to manage/reconfigure it. As long as it continued to work for network access, I just kept using it figuring I would forceably reset it if there was ever a real problem. Have yet to have to do that, but I finally retired it a few months back in favor of a Virgin Mobile MiFi (cheaper service costs, tons smaller device, battery powered).