How to Break my Router?

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slygnu05

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So i have been having trouble with my wireless internet lately like bad connections, loss of internet, and my signal strength going up and down fast. I believe it is a problem with my router. I've had the router for about 3 years now, its a belkin 802.11g and i hate it, i believe it is the source of all of my families internet problems because we are all on wireless except for my xbox that always has a good connection when we lose ours. So my dad for some reason doesnt want a new one because he thinks its not the router and something else, but i was wondering how can i break my router without smashing it with a hammer or something. Like is there a way to short it out or something because i really want a new one(linkys). Anyone have any ideas?:p
 

Law

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Install the wrong firmware, if the router lets you it would completely destroy it. No physical evidence for your father to examine.
 

Gscope

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If all else fails I would just mess up all the settings change the admin password. And act like... nothing happened.
 

IBMan

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i'd definitely say flash the wrong firmware, download some linksys firmware and try flashing it since you have a belkin router it definitely would crash it to the point of no return...and if you go for linksys and decide to get a WRT54G make sure u get version 4 or earlier, i have a version 5 and was considering modding it, but i can't easily because its version 5 with reduced ram, and if you get version 4 and mod it, you can actually potentially get better signal on wireless, it adds features like greater wireless power, wireless client(bridging) voip...other stuff, wish i had a V4.
 

Ethereal_Dragon

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Personally, I would just go out and buy a new one, replace the Belkin, and see if they notice.





EDIT: Slow day at work... I will finish what I was gonna put earlier.....

Your 802.11g router operates at 2.4 GHz... This is a VERY COMMON frequency. Make sure your router is placed in a spot away from other electronics. A few things that will adversly effect your network are:

2.4 GHz cordless phones
Microwave ovens
Baby monitors

My brother had an issue with his PC when he talked on our (2.4GHz) cordless phone... he would either get a REALLY BAD signal, or get disconnected completly. Problem solved with new 5.0 GHz phones... old one was dieing anyway.
 

snypercore

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are you sure its you router?
if you Xbox is gettin a good signal then maybe something else whats the actual problem with it jsut signal loss?
 
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