We all they don’t make things like they use to and we all know that over times things will breakdown and fail on us. Your internet router be it a standalone router or a combination router with built in wireless access. Over time your router will age. I have found over the years that when a router is failing or fails there are certain signs that it may be in your best interest to replace the router.
We all have been their where we get to the office or get home and you just can not connect.
1. Slow or Dropped Connections
This will most likely be noticed when you are trying to watch Netflix or do other heavy streaming applications like gaming or video calling. This can be frustrating or even be problematic. Yes once you cycle the power on your router the problems go away for a couple of days or hours.
2. Weak Wireless Signal
Another sign that you router is failing is that you are noticing that your wireless coverage is not what is use to be. When you first installed your wireless router you where getting a great signal through out your home or office. Now you are finding you get weak or poor signal strength where you use to get good signal.
3. Devices just won’t connect
Nothing is more frustrating than getting office or home and wanting to check your email but no connection. You check your cables and that wireless is on and still nothing so you resort to restarting the router. This fixes the problem for the time being but later in the day you have do it all again because the router locked up.
A New Router will help!
When it comes to routes and wireless routers these day they are full of new features, bells and whistles. As of this post some of the routers support multiple wireless access over 2.4ghz 5ghz radio bands ands speeds up to 1300Mbps. A new router may offer better range and support of more devices as well.