Solved WI-FI resilience over time and time.

September 17, 2015 at 16:37:11
Specs: WIN 7, i7/8GB
WI-FI resilience over time.I have a 14 year old router. Can a router loose its WI-FI capabilities, like deminiting over time, but the direct feed stays good. By diminishing it's like degrading it's feed of WI-FI radius reception.

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September 17, 2015 at 17:42:13
There's plenty of scope in electronics for gradual degradation of any aspect. For example, resistors can change value due to heat. However there is nothing specifically confined to routers.

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September 18, 2015 at 09:47:29
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I don't know about diminishing capabilities but I do know the SOHO router I was given by my ISP when I first signed up with them was a combo unit. After a few years, the wireless would suddenly stop working altogether. A quick reboot fixed it. Over the course of a year or so, the frequency with which I had to reboot it for that reason increased. Eventually I bought a replacement and had them ship me just a plain old modem.

But that's a case of the wifi completely stopping functioning.

I've never heard of 'diminished capacity' as you describe it and to be honest, it seems unlikely.

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