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D-Link Router Needs Hard Reset

By confusedkat
Aug 3, 2008
  1. After working fine (well mostly) for the last couple of years, my network has been crashing for the last week or so. While connected to the internet, minding their own business, suddenly all 3 of my computers will lose internet access. I've tried everything, including following the instructions received on the D-Link help line (model DI-624), and I can get the system back up for a while, but inevitably it will crash again almost immediately. The only thing that has worked so far is doing a a hard reset (is that what it's called?) where you stick a paper clip into the reset hole and hold for 20 or so seconds.

    Question 1: Does this mean my router must be replaced?

    Question 2: Could the problem possibly be an adapter card in one of the clients? Would that cause the whole shebang to crash?

    Thanks in advance for any assistance. I am so frustrated!
     
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    'Could the problem possibly be an adapter card in one of the clients?'

    Possibly.

    The obvious test is to run only 1, and if it happens, keep alternating one out and another in. If all 3 get the router failure 1 at a time, then the router is toast. If single comp causes the fail, then the comp NIC is bad.
     
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