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Airport Extreme Acting Up


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I have been using the same Airport Extreme since 2005. I realize it may just be getting old. The last available firmware update for it is 3 or 4 years old.

In the last year and a half or so I have added an Apple TV, iPad, and several iPhones to the network. And swapped out the main desktop with a newer one.

In the last 4(?) months the router seems to lose connection. It started happening only occasionally but now it seems everyday when I come from work I have to unplug and plug back in the router. While watching a movie Saturday it conked out twice, (maybe it just didnt like Conan?) I unplug it, plug it back in and its fine.
One other thing, is twice it seems the connection dropped when someone started using the iPad.

So is my nearly 7 year old Airport busted? Or is there something simple I can do to trouble shoot this?
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2 Questions.

1. Do you lose a connection to the router, or just the internet?
2. When was the last time your Modem was replaced?

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1) Just to the router.
2)Less than a year. I swapped out the modem to check. Didnt fix the problem.
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