My current router is close to 10 years old. It has been trouble free until recently. Recently we have had very slow internet. At times it would slow to a crawl. Last night we lost all access to to internet. I restarted the wireless access points & cable modem, but forgot about the router. This morning I restarted the router & now have internet access again.
I believe it is time to get a new router. I am guessing that between our house, shop & barn, we have over 30 devices that connect to the internet & local network.
The question is how to do this. Do I need to power down all of the devices before hooking up the new router & then power them back on so they get a new IP address from the new router.
Or will the devices get a new IP address without powering them down?