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Should We Upgrade Routers?


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#1 jb1468

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 04:06 PM

i have a netgear combined router/modem and i notice that updates are available and multiple updates are available for all models......should i work on the principle of if it aint broke dont fix it....or should i update when updates are available?.....interested in your thoughts/experiences as had different views expressed already!

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 11:44 PM

Personally, I would leave it alone if you aren't having any problems.

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 12:11 AM

I agree with Crizz44, as long as you are happy with the way it is running I wouldn't bother. Most updates are to fix problems some users may run into.
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Posted 31 December 2007 - 06:43 AM

thanks, im tempted to agree with you and at the moment that will be the course i will take. there appears to be such a divide in opinion in this

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 07:48 PM

A very simple rule of thumb:
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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Posted 02 January 2008 - 09:29 PM

Flashing the chipset in a router is the same as flashing a BIOS. Do it wrong and you have a brick. If you have certain issues that will be fixed by the update, go ahead, but if you're doing it just for the sake of doing it, I wouldn't bother
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