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I have a wifi network with 6 Access point. Each Access point has 2 radios. AP 1 's both both radio works as AP and others in AP and Client bridge mode. AP1 is the main AP. after sometimes its disconnecting the internet access. but when i switched OFF and ON the AP1 again it works fine. please tell me whats the problem

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Sounds to me like the router's losing sync, which could be related to a bandwidth problem with the internet provider. Some cable companies have higher tiers and bandwidth, so I would check into that. There's also a possibility that AP1 has a temperature (heat) problem, and will reset itself after being turned off and cooled a bit, but I think the system's just being pushed to the edge, and falls out. If it worked good before with everything hooked up, try another router. Good luck, and hope this helps.

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If the router is about 1.5 to 2 years old then you are seeing the first symptoms of the wifi failing. What you have described is typical. Most home grade wifi routers seem to have the wifi section fail within 2 years of purchase.

Typically this first shows up as quick disconnects from the wifi. Then these become more frequent and or the speed at which you are getting data drops even though the signal and connection speeds are show to be high. Eventually the wifi will stop functioning and a few months after that the wired portion will as well.

Unfortunetly the only good fix is to replace it. You can gain a few weeks or months of use by resetting to factory defaults. The brands that seem to be a bit better are Dlink or Netgear. Linksys seems to suffer the most. If you want to spend a bit more money and get a commercial grade unit (2-3x the cost) it won't happen again.

I spent a few days with a field engineer from linksys trying to sort out this on one of thier models. We never could get a stable fix for it and at $50 or so it's not worth the time for a shop to try and fix it. Thats usually less than a hours labour and these are not something they normally do anything with other than setups.

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