|My general understanding from the interweb is that it's a function of not enough RAM. Power on and off is the only way to get it to reset. Any other suggestions than the Cisco? |
Ummm, it's called the "Internet" bud, not interweb. Only who have no idea call it the interweb and whenever anybody does it, it makes them look foolish.
Whoever told you the router issues you're experiencing are "a function of not enough RAM. is a fool and an idiot.
The issue you describe is not uncommon and usually means one of several things:
1) You need to update the firmware on your router to the most recent.
If that doesn't fix the issue, and rebooting hasn't you can try:
2) Reset the router to factory defaults (how to do that is covered in the manual) and reconfigure it.
If neither 1 or 2 fix the issue, your router is failing (ie: hardware failure) and it needs to be replaced.
-Rack mount would be super sweet. But I can always just put it on my rack shelf for my cable modem.
They don't make SOHO Routers (SOHO = small office/home office) "rack mountable". For a rack mount router you'd need to spend a few thousand dollars and get a real router which for your setup isn't necessary unless you have money to throw away.
-Again, no need for wireless
You need not enable wireless. Just because a device has that capability does not mean you have to use it. If your best deal is a wireless capable router, you can always leave that feature disabled right.
-Basic, one WAN port (no dual WAN redundancy stuff) one LAN as well
Tha majority of SOHO Routers are single WAN port. Above you said, "a couple of computers running torrents, 3 more computers accessing the internet, and a few other media and game centers running" I'm guessing you also have a switch but if you don't mind some free advice, I'd buy a router with 4 LAN ports as versus a single LAN port. The cost will be the same but this gives you some room to expand in case you run out of ports on your switch or need to add another switch or router.
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