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Why do wireless routers need to be restarted? you will know after reading
Wireless routers have become an indispensable network device in every family. When using a Wi-Fi network, whether you are browsing Weibo online, watching online dramas or playing online games, phenomenon of frequent freezes is most unbearable. Sometimes WiFi connection is bad and taking two snapshots of router is useless. We will restart wireless router and network will obviously be smooth after reboot. Why is that?
A wireless router is like a small computer
In simple terms, a wireless router is a small "computer" that also consists of a processor, memory, and storage. Due to reasons such as hardware configuration and usage time, our computers may also freeze and other phenomena during operation, and same is true for wireless routers. Now wireless router in every home works almost 7 x 24 hours, basically there is no time for rest. During this period, it continues to receive data through network, allowing our mobile devices to access Internet normally.
In this long working situation, when we use computer, we will feel "slower and slower" because memory usage gets bigger and bigger, and same is true for wireless routers. Processing a large amount of data for a long time will take up a large amount of memory of wireless router. As a result, when new data is transmitted, there is nowhere to store it. Old data needs to be erased before being written, and we will feel that network is stuck. Moreover, our smartphones, tablets, laptops and other mobile devices will send requests to wireless router, making it overloaded.
Thus, periodically restarting wireless router can clear memory of wireless router. While power is turned off, data stored in memory will disappear to achieve purpose of resetting memory data. Regularly clearing previously useless data will allow your wireless router to run light and provide a good network experience. Also, when our dial-up connection is disabled, restarting wireless router can automatically switch Internet. Restarting router can also solve issue of wireless router not being able to access internet.