Belkin routers keeps updating dns
If you’re having problems with range, speed, or reliability, though, it might be time for an upgrade.
An older router that doesn’t support 802.11ac, has a weak CPU, or doesn’t have Gigabit Ethernet ports, can hold you back significantly. Any of our picks will easily outperform any router you got from your Internet service provider, or any router more than a few years old.
The R7000P features noticeably longer range than previous Nighthawk routers on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, and its full-featured Web interface is easy for novice and expert users alike.
Add in the simple setup and powerful band steering, and it’s the best router for most people.
You’ve finally made the leap into the world of streaming media players. But I had this experience the other day, when trying to set one up for a friend of mine, that almost put the kibosh on our Bomb Girls. My immediate suspicion was that my friend’s router was somehow denying Roku’s connection to the Internet.
(yes, that’s right, I said Bomb Girls.) Basically, we got the new Roku all connected. The Roku recognized her Wi-Fi, and once we put the password in, it was able to connect to the local network. Before taking the plunge into full-on troubleshooting, I wanted to make sure that Cox hadn’t set up the router, or her service, in a way that might prevent the use of a streaming player. After about 45 minutes with the rep, who was really nice by the way, the Roku was still FUBAR.
Without even getting into the explosion of smart-home devices (everything from smart light bulbs to doorbells to washing machines now expects a decent Wi-Fi connection), most homes these days have two or more personal Wi-Fi devices (e.g., phone, laptop, tablet) per person, as well as smart TVs or streaming media boxes like Roku or Amazon Fire TV.
The quick fix: make sure your router’s DNS settings are properly set to an External IP address.A good rule of thumb is if you’ve considered adding a wireless extender or extra access point in your house, get a mesh system instead.