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Connections fails and I have to constantly reboot the router

I have a 54MB SMC 2804WBRP-G...
My router worked for two years and lately every other day I have to reboot the router... not sure what the issue is... but Time Warner said it was my router... after I reboot it, my connection works. Do I need an update or a new router? Any info can help!
Thanks!

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  • jan181946 Jan 02, 2009

    i followed the instruction and found the ip address, but when I type the ip address in the browser I just get an error message dnserror



  • btdor May 12, 2009

    I also have this happen, but sometimes twice a day. Is there some upgrade available for the smc router, or is this router just junk?

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SOURCE: SMC Barricade wireless router needs to be reset constantly

Maybe it is an electricity problem, or it's nearing the end of it's life. I bought 2 routers till now.each one worked fine for 2 years and then never worked.You should buy a new one or check if there's something with the electricity . Maybe a higher voltage

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