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SMC Barricade wireless router needs to be reset constantly

I have a SMC Barricade model SMCWBR14T-G wireless router which recently started freezing up several times daily and needs to be reset using the button on the back. It is about 2 1/2 years old. It is hooked up to my main computer's DSL via ethernet and wireless to a second computer. When it freezes, I lose connectivity with the internet until I reset it, then it works fine for a while. The router seems to be very hot on the bottom. Is this a settings issue, or is it simply nearing the end of it's life? It has worked fine up until now. Thanks for any help.

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  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2009


    I have the same problem with my smcwbr14-g2. It seems it is a little hot under and freezes when i try to download (movies, music etc). I also updated the firmware to version 1.11, it's the latest i could find on the web. If i connect the cable from my Isp directly to the computer i have no problem and the download is visibly much better, the router seems slower me a little.Also i must tell that the "freeze" is not regular, i mean the router works fine for a day, for a few days and once even for 2 weeks (and never for that time :D) or on the last weeks for 4-5 time per day. I'm thinking to change it but quickly than that remove it. Can anyone please help regarding this issue? Thankx

  • magnusi May 04, 2009

    Same as above, plus it is extremely slow at times.

  • vietbinh704
    vietbinh704 Feb 28, 2013

    I have used the same router with you and I have to re-power it twice a day, it usually freeze internet browsing.Binh



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Maybe it is an electricity problem, or it's nearing the end of it's life. I bought 2 routers till now.each one worked fine for 2 years and then never worked.You should buy a new one or check if there's something with the electricity . Maybe a higher voltage

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