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Loosing DSL Connection (follow up)

I already made a complaint to the DSL service provider,they told me that my location is far from their cabinet that is why im loosing connection, but there are 2 of us connected to that same cabinet but the other one has no problem with his connection.the technician told me to install a blower to cool the router coz there are 4 PCs connected to it.it (the blower) seems to be working coz now i don't totally lose connection unlike before,do you think there a problem with the router?

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