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Wireless router tech support – Linksys vs. D-Link

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Recently my Linksys wireless-N router became flaky. It would forget it was a wireless device and stop accepting wireless connections. Sometimes this would solve itself after a while, other times it required a reboot. As a stopgap measure I hooked up a second cheap-ass wireless-G router I had on hand and configured it as an access point with DHCP disabled so it would obtain IPs from the other router. This didn’t solve the problem, really, but it did fix it so I could get a wireless connection without having to drop everything and go reboot the router when things got hinky, which usually happened when I was using the laptop in bed and didn’t want to get up and go do geekery in the basement with the router.

This held me over for a while. But then the Linksys got to the point where it wouldn’t accept new connections at all any more until it was rebooted, so there was no denying it – I needed a new router.

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