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Router crashes blamed on Windows XP SP3

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posted on Jun, 8 2008 @ 03:55 PM
Although I'm currently having different problems with my internet connection,
there is another problem that seems to have surfaced.

Been having problems with your broadband router rebooting unexpectedly? Windows XP SP3 has been named as the culprit.
Broadband modem/router maker Billion says XP SP3 has been causing its BiPAC 5200-series routers to go into a constant crash and reboot cycle.

The company has produced firmware upgrades that solve the problem.

Although Windows XP SP3 has been available for manual download from Microsoft since May 6, it has just hit Windows Update as an automatic upgrade, which will cause unexpected problems for owners of “unpatched” Billion BiPAC 5200 routers, and possibly other brands or models of router.

The affected BiPAC 5200 firmware versions are 2.9.8.x and 2.11.0.x~2.11.33.x.

So, for those of you who are online and can read this, yet having an unknown router problem, this may be the answer.

Check for updates for your routers/modems.

For those of you caught in an eternal router 'no connection' loop and you can't read this, then let's hope someone passes the info on to you or gives you a disk with an update file on it...


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