Have a netgear N300, I got up one morning it wouldn't make a connection. Turned off and back on it worked. Next morning same thing, but it wouldn't connect. Plugged the computer into the cable modem and it worked. Left the router off for 24 hours, upgraded the firm ware worked fine yesterday. Get up this morning, router won't connect. Hardware problem I would think, right? The what to replace it with. I what something with gigabit ports because the wires I have run are cat 6. I might need to find a switch because of the lack of ports as well.