Tech Advice

How Long Do Modem – Routers Last ?

Are you having internet connection issues ?

Do you turn your modem-router on and off to refresh the connection a couple of times a week or is your connection constantly dropping out ?

It is usually time then for a new one.

  • The modem is a device that provides access to the Internet.
  • The modem connects to your ISP, which provides your Internet service
  • The router allows multiple computers to join the same network

In some cases I have found they can last about 2 years on average and we need to remember that they are in effect ” dumb computers ” .

The new wifi routers are all AC ( they have taken over from N , G etc ) now which means the signal they transmit will go further in your home or office.

Should you take the router from your ISP ? In some cases yes , but some are not up to the standard that you can buy.

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

1 comment on “How Long Do Modem – Routers Last ?

  1. Wow, thanks for the info, I have to switch mine on & off every 12 hours, I had no idea.Thanks again.

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