My wireless router dies after 30 minutes. Help!
January 16, 2007 1:02 PM Subscribe
Help me before I kill (my wireless router) again.
posted by docgonzo to computers & internet (18 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The setup: I own a plain vanilla wireless router -- so plain vanilla I am unable to figger out the make/model as I've tossed the box. Upstream is a cable modem; downstream are four clients: two Apple notebooks, one Airport Express (plugged into the stereo) and a G4 (acting as an mp3/torrent server.) All are wireless connections, save the G4; all are authenticated to the network using MAC recognition.
The problem: Every 30 minutes, the router drops the connection. If I check the router's diagnostic page, it says "Acquiring IP from DHCP server." (But it never does.) The only way I've found to fix things is to unplug/plug it back in.
How can I fix this? I've not been able to associate the failure with any network activity, time, or other factor.
Also, I note from reading the router's log that it is running some sort of linux. Can I replace this with a better/more robust/freeware version?