Computer Crashes N900 Router When it connects
When ever i try to connect my new computer to my WIFI router it crashes the wifi router. No other computer do this, sometimes the router comes back on, or it may crash several times before it allows the computer to connect. When the computer does connect it may stay on the network for minutes or hours before it bring the router down again. All lights on the router turn off except the power when this happens. I checked the log and it looks as if it completely resets the modem there is no error message in the log. How can i fix this error?
Re: Computer Crashes N900 Router When it connects
couple things you could try that it might be.
1. Firmware. What version are you on? you can try downgrading/upgrading firmware to see if this changes behavior. Make sure to do this over an ethernet connection and do a factory reset after the update. This is usually the way for best results.
2. Power supply. These can go bad and the router started manufacture in 2014. Adding another device to the network might increase the load on the router and cause it to reboot. If you have matching spec (same voltage and amperage) power supply, you could test this out.
3. Bad cable? Have you tried replacing the ethernet cable the computer is connecting with (if its a cable).
4. There's a thread here: https://community.netgear.com/t5/General-WiFi-Routers-Non/Windows-10-laptop-causes-WNDR4500v3-to-cra...
that has a similar problem. Read through it and check firmware to see if the issus is the same.
Just a few thoughts on what you can try do do. here's your support site: