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Old 03-18-2023, 07:36 PM   #1
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Default NETGEAR and issues with it forgetting password or just going off line fairly new

I have for many years have used NETGEAR routers and most of the time I get about 2 to 4 years of service before I have issues with it but this one is a pain in the a** to say the least

First of all it goes offline for no reason at all
Or it has an error message that says no internet connection

The other issue is that sometimes it asks for the password also for reasons that I can think of

Power cycling it helps but a week or maybe longer then you have some kind of issue like website loading very slow or can not access the printer or whatever it decides not to work properly anymore or sometimes it is very reluctant to connect a new device you have to retry several times before it will connect

I purchased at Costco or it might have been Sam club about 3 or 4 months ago so I probably can not return it anymore

What could be the issue with this router the last time I checked there was no firmware update except for the one that I installed when I first got the router

There seem to be no issues with the router getting hot or anything like that
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Old 03-18-2023, 08:30 PM   #2
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Default Re: NETGEAR and issues with it forgetting password or just going off line fairly new

I've had many routers go flaky due to bad caps. edit: ethernet switches too.
I would check the electrolytic capacitors, including the 12V output of the wall adapter because the caps in it can go bad as well.

Many Netgear router models have been hacked repeatedly, check the firmware Release Notes at https://www.netgear.com/support
You better not have "Remote Management" enabled...
Examples of exploits:
https://www.tomsguide.com/news/netge...ter-admin-hack
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/new...fi-router-bug/
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Old 03-19-2023, 06:33 AM   #3
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Default Re: NETGEAR and issues with it forgetting password or just going off line fairly new

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Many Netgear router models have been hacked repeatedly, check the firmware Release Notes at https://www.netgear.com/support
You better not have "Remote Management" enabled...
Examples of exploits:
https://www.tomsguide.com/news/netge...ter-admin-hack
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/new...fi-router-bug/
It was enabled on both router I did turn them both off and on one of them the traffic meter was on I also turned it off as well

I was not aware of this issue until you mentioned this issue

Thanks for the info

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I've had many routers go flaky due to bad caps. edit: ethernet switches too.
I would check the electrolytic capacitors, including the 12V output of the wall adapter because the caps in it can go bad as well.
I will also check this out as well because the green LEDs are somewhat dimmer than it was when I first started using it

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Default Re: NETGEAR and issues with it forgetting password or just going off line fairly new

Worked on an ASUS router that used to be stable as a rock. All of the sudden it did strange things, like choppy internet / wifi, hardly can access the login page, etc…

Fix was a simple firmware downgrade. That all I had to do, not even a factory reset.
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