I scoured through some online forums to read up on some experts’ opinions and from what I could collate, a wireless router typically lasts from two to five years.
Since most models on the market would cost you anywhere from $100 to $200, it doesn’t seem like a bad deal.
What is the average life of a WiFi router?
The average lifespan of home use router is about 20, 000 hours, while the average lifespan of industrial router is generally more than 50, 000 hours.
How long should WiFi router last?
That accounts for how often people typically upgrade devices like smartphones (every two years) and computers (every three to four years). Yet whether your smartphones, computers and tablets are one, two or five years old, now is a good time to buy a new router if you haven’t in the last three years.
Do wireless routers wear out?
Routers wear out from heat stress. The heat that comes from the router working to connect all of your many devices can damage wires and components inside. They have vents that allow the heat to escape. The smaller the vents, the easier it is for the router to clog up and overheat.
Do routers need to be replaced?
If your router is more than four or five years old, you should definitely think about replacing it. Three reasons why: A router that old may not support 802.11n, the most widespread Wi-Fi technology. Indeed, if your router tops out at 802.11g, you’re definitely not getting the speed and range you could be.
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