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