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Ativa router freezes and getting frusterated

I am having an issue with my Ativa freezing while wireless is on, I have this issue whether I have my laptop and my aunts laptop connected to the wirless or when I just have my Iphone connected it will randomly freeze and I have to do a full hard restart on the router and also go into my network connections and disable and re-enable my connection kinda frusterating, wondering if there is any simple fix other than buying a new router.

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Try to go into the router interface and update the firmware and double check your settings

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