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    Intermittent internet and odd display lights on router

    Hi,
    I am connecting wirelessly through a Linksys WAG54G v1.2 (yes quite old). This has been fine, I always seemed to have green lights on my router and could connect with good speed.
    After a week of not using the computer I switch on my router and often get a red 'internet' light come on. The last time this happened it was a problem with the line, but I have been in touch with my ISP and they insist the line is OK this time.
    Then even when I have all green lights and I do connect, very often the connection drops out and have to manually reconnect - sometimes it will let me reconnect, other times not.

    I have not changed any of my settings, but my router is, and always has been, quite hot - i wondered if this is the problem, but why have i had no problems before? I have been using this router now for about 5 years! Some people have mentioned the microfilter? Do these suddenly go after a while? I thought the filter was just cabling so if it has not been touched why would there be a problem? Don't want to buy a new one to find this isn't the answer!

    Any help would be greatly appreciated

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    Re: Intermittent internet and odd display lights on router

    Quote Originally Posted by maxboyes View Post
    Hi,
    I am connecting wirelessly through a Linksys WAG54G v1.2 (yes quite old). This has been fine, I always seemed to have green lights on my router and could connect with good speed.
    After a week of not using the computer I switch on my router and often get a red 'internet' light come on. The last time this happened it was a problem with the line, but I have been in touch with my ISP and they insist the line is OK this time.
    Then even when I have all green lights and I do connect, very often the connection drops out and have to manually reconnect - sometimes it will let me reconnect, other times not.

    I have not changed any of my settings, but my router is, and always has been, quite hot - i wondered if this is the problem, but why have i had no problems before? I have been using this router now for about 5 years! Some people have mentioned the microfilter? Do these suddenly go after a while? I thought the filter was just cabling so if it has not been touched why would there be a problem? Don't want to buy a new one to find this isn't the answer!

    Any help would be greatly appreciated
    I have experienced similar problems with a very old Netgear Router. I solved the problem by resetting it to factory settings using the button on the back.

    This may work for you too.

    Make sure you know all the logins for your ISP etc. before you do this.

    There is a chance it could be a genuine hardware fault, I mean broadcasting near non stop at a high frequency, generating immense heat for 5 years+ will take a toll on anything.


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