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Standard User ainsley001
(regular) Mon 18-Nov-13 11:17:38
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Router dropping network items ?

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I'm with Plusnet on fibre and I have their standard router. The internet connection is absolutely fine, fast and stable, but my home network is annoyingly unstable.

A WiFi printer, Sonos speakers, Windows Homegroup and even just sharing iTunes files between devices with Home Sharing are routinely dropped and usually its only re-booting the router that resolves the issue until the next time it happens, which is usually within several days.

Plusnet did replace the router once already but it's been no better. Is a better router likely to solve the problem (I'm think about something new around the £100-120 mark) or this just a fact of life with different devices all connected to the same network?
Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Tue 19-Nov-13 14:43:20
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Re: Router dropping network items ?

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A better router may help. I used to have the same problem with a home hub.

These days I run the router for wired and have an Apple Airport Express that does the wireless. The Apple Airport is stable for wireless and just works and the router is fine for the wired.
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