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# 173622 29-May-2015 22:08
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I have been running a TD-W8960N_V3, Have been running it flawlessly since 2013, But since the last couple of months, the thing has been acting up, I am with telecom/spark which has never been a great service provider, specially the region I am in(semi rural). I think its the modem though, its dropping every few mins and sometimes connection remains while dropping under a lot of downloading load.

Any solutions or what would be a positive upgrade?

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  # 1314371 29-May-2015 22:39
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Modems do die sometimes, if you think its the modem.... have you considered buying/borrowing/begging another modem to confirm that is the case?

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  # 1314699 30-May-2015 16:45
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Are you downloading torrents? As some cheap modems crash due to the NAT routing tables getting too big and causing some sort of buffer / stack overflow. Try updating the firmware.


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  # 1314813 30-May-2015 19:36
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I haven't been able to borrow another modem or try another one, I have tried updating the firmware but it didn't exactly help.

Usually after a reset I often keep getting this message "IP Address Conflict" Another computer has the same ip address as your one. I wonder if that causes this? I only a second computer also Running Windows 7.

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