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WGR614 Drops Connection To Internet

Sometimes my router connection drops and I can't even access to the router. If IU turn it off and turn back on again, the connection returns, but I have to do this everyday like my other friend with the same problem. Any idea why this happens or how to fix it?. I heard someone that the lastest Firmware version caused problems and makes the connection drop, and that the solution was downgrade the firmware. Is that true?


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    Great Solutions!... Thanx everyone.



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How long do you use your router? It's better to put your router in a cool place. Sometimes router will stop or drop connections if its to hot..

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Disable the DHCP server in the WGR. It worked for me. Try downloading newer firmware version something like ...23

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