Have a Netgear Rangemax DG834N WHICH IS ABOUT 4.5 years old. Bought it as it had better coverage for us as we have a converted office in a loft space so the router serves devices over 3 floors. All worked fine until recent months when we are having constant problems and keep having to reset the router but each time we do we have to leave it switched off for at least 30 mins or it will not restart. I am wondering if it is past it's sell by date or whether it is just struggling to cope with the increased number of devices using it. We have a home and work laptop, iPad, wireless printer, and blackberry and iPhone. Also the router has a hardware Ethernet connection to our blu ray player. Additionally there is a Vodafone sure signal box plugged in to the router to give our two phones a 3G signal as we live in a very poor mobile reception area and added to the fact that our broadband speed is pretty poor. Current downstream is showing as 224 Kbps and upstream 384 but we have had it as high as 1.2 downstream. Do you know if this is a broadband connection issue or do we require a new router to be able to cope with increased demand from all these devices? Not sure if the downstream speed showing on my router login on laptop relates to the overall speed coming in or if it is the speed to the laptop only? Any help would be appreciated. If new router, any recommendations on one with best coverage due to being in large house.