router lifespan

By Tedster
Aug 15, 2006
  1. Well to add to bad news my router just kicked the bucket. (2 weeks ago my graphics card on my desktop died.)

    After coming home from work and noticing my voip phone wasn't working, I checked out my router.

    My broadband was working. I spent 2 hours on my cell phone to service reps in India (toll free) only to figure out my linksys router died after 2 years of service. I called vonage and they confirmed the diagnosis. At least I'm getting a free replacement. The next one is a motorola.
    I need my router for Iraq. I need to make Voip calls home. Despite the accents with the Indian reps, they were professional and I was able to work with them on troubleshooting. It wasn't as bad as many claim it to be. Their professionalism outshone any language difficulties.

    I wonder what the lifespan of routers is. Mine lasted 2 years and 2 permanent change of military stations.
  2. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    my netgear lasted me 4 years and it was takin out of servirce becuase i got a wireless one
  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    My vonage router has been acting up lately. I need to give them a call and figure it out as well. I have gotten just under 2 years out of it.

    I also have the linksys router.
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Topic Starter Posts: 6,000   +15

    Well the vonage service was great. I got a free replacement in 3 days.
    New router has even 1 more port on it....
  5. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    A friend of mine had a linksys for just over 5 years, it only gave up when he decided to move his pc then accidentally plugged the wrong power supply into it, DOH!!!
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