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Router intermittently drops connection to printer and or internet (wired)

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Mhat type of router is this? I have had a very similar sounding problem with a few linksys routers. Or it could be somebody trying to crack your WEP key, there are programs that will push you off of your wireless connection to force you to sign back on in attempts to record your transmissions and then decipher such said recorded data to obtain your WEP/WAP pass key.

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I worked for Verizon before and if that's the case, have your ISP ( Internet Service Provider ) check your internet connection because sometimes your connection encounter technicalities which they called Intermittent Connection. If they told you that theres nothing wrong with the connection when they run a line test, the problem is with your router itself, there's a possibility that the router needs to be reset or replaced.

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Also, try moving the connections for the printers to different ports on the router. It is possible that the router may be going bad and the printer ports are the first to show the signs.

One final tip - power cycle the router. I have used D-Link for over 8 years and have had to power cycle their routers and hubs occasionally as they sometimes lock up. This typically affects all ports - so this is probably not the cause of your issue but power cycling the device may help resolve the issue.

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