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    Airport Extreme Acting Up
    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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    I think you should just ask Santa for a new one
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     iPhone 4, 32GB  Airport Extreme 5

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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?
    MBP 17" 2011, 2.3GHz Intel Quad-Core i7, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1GB RAM
    MacMini 2011, 2.7GHz Intel Dual-Core i7, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6630M 256MB RAM
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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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