For the past few weeks I've been noticing my networking alert icon popup in my task bar, and I just noticed recently that the problem seems to be my SMC Barricade router (7004 ABR)
This router has been working fine for a year or so, however, I think it may be starting to die.
When the networking icon pops up to indicate a connection was lost, I can see that all the connectivity lights on the router go out (ie both yellow and green for all connections, but Power and WAN lights stay lit). Sometimes they come back on immediately, but sometimes they continuously blink off and on for several iterations.
I have tried resetting the router and unplugging the power but this has not fixed it.
Unfortunately I think I may have caused this myself due to placing a cable modem on top of it, because I noticed one day that the top of the router was very hot (I didn't think it was a problem since there are no vents).
I just wanted to know if anyone has had a similar problem and fixed it before I buy another. I think I'll probably get the same one unless there are other suggestions...