In May my old router died and I bought a nice big Linksys router with the bells and whistles, and it worked like a charm. Suddenly last month, I started losing Internet connection (DNS wasnt working was the error on my desktop on the wired and laptop on wireless connections), and Id have to reset the router. The time where it would work before needing to reset got to the point that I was resetting my router every 15 minutes. A factory reset would fix it for 2-3 days then I was back to the restarting every 15 minutes. Unplug the router and connect directly into the wall, and the connection is fine.
I contacted Linksys and we jumped through a bunch of hoops, which made it work fine for a week... and the router started showing the issue again. Linksys says corrupted firmware and are RMAing me a new router.
So in the meantime I go and purchase the cheapest router I can find at Walmartanother Linksys. After 3 days, Im dealing with the same issue as before: Internet suddenly drop, and I have to reboot it to get a connection for about 15 minutes.
So I have 2 theories:
1: Linksys has a bad firmware release and its affecting multiple devices.
2: Somethings up with my ISP thats causing the router to disconnect.
Im about to go get a third router from Netgear and try it in the meantime before my RMAed router returns. I had a higher-end Linksys tech assist me with the first router and he was scratching his head, but is there any networking tool or something I can use to see whats is happening when the connection dies? Anyone with a similar issue?
Edited by FlyingCanOpener, 10 September 2018 - 0807 AM.