Routers are fickle things. The most common cause of this problem relates to the software that runs the router which is known as firmware. Not only for reliability reasons, but also for security reasons it is considered good practice to keep your routers firmware up to date. Doing this will solve most strange issues with routers.

To update the routers firmware you can either go to the manufacturers website and follow their directions or call the manufacturers support line.

Manufacturer Phone Number Support Website
ActionTec 888-436-0657 www.actiontec.com
Belkin 800-223-5546 www.belkin.com
D-Link 877-453-5465 www.dlink.com
CompUSA 877-777-8324 www.compusa.com
Hawking 800-756-7832 www.hawkingtech.com
Linksys 800-326-7114 www.linksys.com
Motorola 877-466-8646 www.motorola.com
Netgear 888-638-4327 www.netgear.com
SMC 800-762-4968 www.smc.com
Sony 888-476-6972 www.sony.com
Trendware 310-626-6252 www.trendnet.com
ViewSonic 800-688-6688 www.viewsonic.com
Zoom 561-241-3216 www.zoom.com
ZyXel 800-255-4101 www.zyxel.com