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    I would suspect the routers that have proper cooling are very pricey? Which brand/models have good proper cooling?

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    Routers with built-in fans are pricey, and it can be hard to find out whether they have a fan in the specs, since users generally whine about the fan whine or don't want to hear a fan and so won't buy it if they see it in the specs.

    Other solutions:

    https://www.amazon.com/Cooling-Radia.../dp/B07XDGXWC3

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    I just placed a small portable fan about 1.5 feet away from the router. I will see if the air blowing on it helps with my loss of connection.

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    Update: I have placed a small portable fan about 1.5 feet away from my router for the past 2 weeks. I still loose connection at times. It seems to happen more easily when I am on my laptop watching a video while others are watching tv via streaming and on the internet via phones. The router does not feel warm when I loose connection, since using a fan. I assume that it is not really an overheating issue? I suppose I just need a newer, faster router to correct this issue?

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    Do the other users lose their connections at the same time you do on the laptop?

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    My laptop is usually upstairs close to the router, but set up as wireless, not wired. I think that at times, people downstairs tell me that connection is lost when I still have connection a little bit longer on laptop.

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    If all users lose the connection at about the same time (within a few seconds of each other), then that would tend to confirm a router issue. If the laptop loses its connection while other router users are still watching video with no glitches, then diagnosing the problem becomes more difficult.

    If you have multiple users streaming video simultaneously, a faster router with more bandwidth might still be the way to go.

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    I only have the connection on my laptop for less than a minute after the rest of the users loose their connection. Are you saying that the router just may be going bad or the router just isn't fast enough to handle all the data going through it when multiples users are on the network?

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    It could be either one, or both. If you still lose your connection even when no one else is using the router and you are not streaming 4K video, then it is probably not a bandwidth issue.

    At some point, you will have to decide if it is worth more troubleshooting without actually replacing the router. If you have a different router to use for a week, that might be the easiest way to figure out if you have a router issue or some other problem.

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    It could be an overloaded or failing router. It's hard for us to know for sure, since there are so many variables. 802.11n routers are pretty old, so it might just be time to replace it.

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    I know you gave several make/models that would be ok for me to purchase. The main issue I want to correct is not loosing connection, especially when we are working from home. Would either the Asus RT-AC86U and the Netgear R7800 router would not loose connection or would there be a better choice?

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    Either router should be able to handle more simultaneous clients compared to an 802.11n router.

    As I mentioned before, we are on the tail end of 802.11AC, so you could also look at 802.11AX routers.

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    If I go the AX route, which make/model would you recommend that would be best for my use?

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    I already mentioned the TP-Link AX50 as a starting point. Other AX routers are going to be more expensive. You said you didn't want to go mesh.

    https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/r...-wi-fi-router/
    https://www.tomsguide.com/best-picks...i-fi-6-routers

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    When I do a search for TP-Link AX50, most of the websites I click on take me to the TP-Link AX3000. This model is a stripped down Wal-Mart version.

    Would a mesh router instead of a AX router benefit me with the connection issue that I have been experiencing.

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