why does the router require resetting
Posted on 2004-04-02
I have roadrunner, a cable modem service, 15.mb down and 128kps up.
I have the cable modem connected to the router which connects to a 48 port switch. I have about 40 computers plugged into the switch. Basically a lan getting inet access from one cable modem.. but...
every once in a while people complain they can't surf, so I have to reset the router.
Is there a reason why the router requires resetting? I've tried different brands, linksys, dlink and they all do the same thing. Eventually no one can surf and I have to drive out to the location, turn off and on the router and then all is good again.
any ideas why it does this and how to fix it?
is the fact 40 users durfing, taxing the connection too much? if so, why will it work fine for weeks and then crap out?
can I invest in a better router? or is there something I can do in the router's setup menu to make it work better?
People connecting to the switch have win2k, winme, win98, and winXP.