Router Dead? Buying a new one anyways.

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  1. Skyline22GTR

    Skyline22GTR OT Supporter

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    I have an older Linksys WRT54g that I think has died. All the lights on the front seem to be working correctly, but I am having a few issues.

    My Network:
    2 computers hardwired to the router
    1 PS3 hardwired with an ethernet cable
    1 computer connected wirelessly.

    This setup has been working fine mind you for over a year.

    Now all of a sudden I can only get an internet connection on one computer at a time. I have been able to get it on the main PC and a separate time on the other hardwired PC connected to the internet. Only one at a time seems to be working. Also now that I have tried to re-establish a connection with the wireless computer downstairs I can't find my wireless network signal from the router.

    I figure the router is now dead and is routing nothing. This is why I can get one internet signal (just through passing the internet signal to one PC). I don't know a whole lot about routers although I am able to set up my network myself. Do you think I am correct in my assumptions? Is there anything I can try before purchasing a new router and setting all these damn devices up again?
     
  2. Skyline22GTR

    Skyline22GTR OT Supporter

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    My last question is if I am going to purchase a new router what is the way to go? I was thinking about purchasing a new N router with backwards compatibility. I don't have any computers though that will use the N band at the moment. Will it just be a waste of money at this point in time?

    I also read this on the internet and want to know if you believe the following statement to be true.

    "The PS3 only supports Wireless B/G, so your wireless-N router will have to be configured in "mixed-mode." This means that all the advantages of the wireless-N draft will not be available to PS3. These advantages are the increased speed, range, and throughput that wireless-N offers.

    Wireless-N devices work best when set to "N-mode only" - then you have all the advantages of speed and range available to you."
     
  3. caddymac

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    Dumb question, but have you recently changed where any of the Ethernet cables plugged in? If so, is the internet modem still plugged into the WAN port?
     

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