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    Router Problems

    I have a Netgear FM114P Router Prosafe Wireless Firewall/Print Server, a model which is a few years old now. Do routers ever pass their 'use-by-date'? How would you know? Also, how would you know when it stops working properly? Mine seems to need rebooting every few days to reestablish connections with PCs in the office, and just lately Internet speed seems not as fast as usual. Is there ever a time when a router should be replaced?

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    Re: Router Problems

    Every few days is bad... Flash memory can wear out; not sure about the memory used in routers.

    Netgear routers have firmware updates from time to time. You could search for an update for your model.

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    Re: Router Problems

    There is a Netgear FM114p Knowledge Base page HERE

    Troubleshooting guide and tips and firmware downloads also available there. I think the latest firmware is
    V 1.5, Release 13.

    Seems to be a lot of good info.
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    Re: Router Problems

    That particular model is rated by Netgear as "EOL" or End of Life.
    Updates will only go to the latest that are posted and the product is no longer manufactured.

    That doesn't mean that the unit will no longer function , just not supported by Netgear any more.

    Try for the latest available version they have.
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