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Router suddenly requiring daily reset(s) after Windows 8.1


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21
#1
Probably should alter the name on here... anyway, not sure if this is the right place, but I've recently updated my computer to Windows 8.1, and since then, I've had issues with the router it uses to connect to the internet. It doesn't seem to act up until this computer's on and connected, at which point it'll eventually make ALL devices connected to the router disconnect and the router itself fail to be discovered. Following a quick reset of the router through unplugging and plugging it back in, it'll work fine for several hours before it might need another reset. I'm not sure if it's a coincidence or legitimately an issue caused by this computer following the Windows 8.1 update, but I thought I'd ask and see if anything can be figured out.

Also, before anyone asks, the computer wirelessly connects to the router, and uses an Nvidia motherboard with a nForce 430 chipset (not fully up to date; I've had a lot of issues concerning the chipset drivers and Windows 8, and the chipset's so outdated that the latest drivers are for Windows Vista), assuming any of that information helps and might be at fault.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer Aspire X1420G
    CPU
    AMD Athlon II X4 645, 3.1 GHz
    Motherboard
    Nvidia nForce 430 MCP61
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 6570, 1 GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer G195WL
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    PSU
    220w

mikeytg

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Joisey

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#2
Is the router's firmware up to date? That's the first thing I would check. Look for the model number on the manufacturers site and you should find info on checking and updating to the latest code.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 consumer 64 bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer Aspire M5 481PT-6644
    CPU
    Intel Core I5
    Memory
    6 GB
    Hard Drives
    Spinning/SSD hybrid 500GB/20GB
    Mouse
    ELAN Trackpad
    Internet Speed
    18mbs/5mbs
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
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21
#3
The router is a Vizio XWR100, and it's on the latest firmware (it's also a discontinued router, so I don't know if DD-WRT is a thing for it). However, apparently there's one who had similar issues to mine, and they were able to fix it by tweaking its connection settings from mixed to Wireless-N or Wireless-G. I'll post back with any findings, but I've confirmed that my computer likely isn't the cause; it dropped all connections a short while ago and the desktop in question wasn't on.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer Aspire X1420G
    CPU
    AMD Athlon II X4 645, 3.1 GHz
    Motherboard
    Nvidia nForce 430 MCP61
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 6570, 1 GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer G195WL
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    PSU
    220w
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1,883
#4

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    7601.18247.x86fre.win7sp1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Self-built Intel based
    CPU
    Pentium D 925 3.0 GHz socket 775, Presler @ ~ 3.2 GHz
    Motherboard
    Intel DQ965MT
    Memory
    Hyundai 2 GB DDR2 @ 333 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS DirectCU II HD7790-DC2OC-2GD5 Radeon HD 7790 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5
    Sound Card
    MOTU Traveler firewire interface
    Hard Drives
    1 Seagate Barracuda SATA II system/boot drive 80 GB, 2 Western Digital hdds - 1 is SATA II Caviar Black 1 TB attached to card (assorted media, page, temp), other is SATA I 420 GB (games, media, downloads)
    PSU
    Thermaltake 450W
    Cooling
    stock Gateway cooling, extra large fan in rear of case
    Keyboard
    Alienware/Microsoft Internet kb
    Mouse
    Logitech M510
    Internet Speed
    Optimum Online, fast for US
    Browser
    Pale Moon
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky integrated into ZoneAlarm+Antivirus