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When few devices are connected to my router, nothing happens. However, when more than 10 devices are connected, the router resets itself or I have to reset it myself.

Is this a problem with the router itself or is there some setting I need to configure to allow more devices on the router?

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  • What is the make and model of your router? Oct 8 '12 at 8:14
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The configuration you're talking about most likely doesn't exist.

Hardware restarting itself is usually because of:

  • Bad drivers.
  • Heat issues.

You could try:

  • Updating firmware.
  • Cooling the router in some way.
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  • have placed it on a point higher than the table sureface and have updated the firmware - will give it a day and get back. Oct 8 '12 at 10:31
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I had the same issue - when my PC was on, all worked, but when I had multiple peripherals it failed. It was almost as if the router just couldn't handle it all.

It turned out to be that - the router was cheap and couldn't deal with something (maybe the amount of traffic / dealing with the DHCP / etc).

Therefore, on top of TFM's good suggestions, can you try a different router because quite frankly if the router isn't up to it, then nothing will help other than a replacement.

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    I agree with Dave. Firmwares are not updated as soon often as one should expect, and handling the cooling issues is not practical. A router should have decent cooling, as you are not supposed to attach a CPU cooler to it.
    – TFM
    Oct 8 '12 at 7:51
  • the router was on my table which was heating up quite a lot. Have kept it slightly higher than the surface with some makeshift stands. lets see if this helps. If it doesn't, I will look into the firmware and getting a new router. Oct 8 '12 at 8:37
  • @ArvindSridharan - I agree, follow TFM's suggestion first (mostly because they're quick and easy to implement and free!)
    – Dave
    Oct 8 '12 at 9:02
  • have updated the firmware - will give it a day and get back. Oct 8 '12 at 10:24
  • @DaveRook - done! Oct 8 '12 at 10:32

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