How To Get The Most Out Of Your Dead Home Router...

Cheap home routers. Linksys, Dlink, Netgear and Belkin. The Big Four of home networking.

Either as routers or access points, I've used several of each over the last 10 years. I've also had one of each brand bite the dust, sometimes quickly, sometimes not.

On this last Belkin router failure, I was able to buy a couple weeks by resetting to defaults and reconfiguring it. But...

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