This is a thread discussing the topics Tim brought up here: Strangely enough, I have exactly the same problems with the same router. I bought it when it was first released (3 years ago?) tho I got a replacement a few months later when it died. I'm currently considering what to replace it with (but that's an entirely different question). My question is, how long to people expect such devices to last? In the UK we have an EU law which means that devices are covered by a 2yr warranty, regardless of what the supplier says (I wish I'd known that when my Draytek modem died 2 days over 1 year and when I spoke to them, I was told that it was out of warranty, a year was acceptable for the money I paid etc), but if I pay £150 for a router, I think it should be expected to last more than 3 years. What's your opinion? I'd also be interested to hear if you're someone who upgrades when new tech comes out just because you want to, whether you replace when a device dies, or somewhere in the middle.