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Linksys Routers lose setup

I have a Linksys router connected to cable. My father-in-law has a Linksys router connected to DSL. We live two houses apart. Different ISPs, but both of our routers have lost complete setup configs 2 or 3 times (at different times - never at the same time). Firewalls are turned on. Have to completely reset the entire config each time. Sometimes router won't accept passwords even though they're correct. Could someone be hacking in or is this random that it's happening to both of us? Don't even know where to begin. Not that tech savvy.

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I Had to replace a Linksys for a client because every time was a power outages the router was losing the setup. So try unpluging the power supply.

Posted on Jan 06, 2010

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