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      Why can't routers recover?

      I'm just curious why cheap routers can't recover from a network hiccup, while better routers or ad-hoc networks can?

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      I think the keyword is "cheap"
      This shit never happens to me

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      Yes, but why? Don't they just relay information? I don't see why a $40 linksys router requires you to unplug it and plug it back in while a $150 Airport Extreme will recover on it's own.

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      a decent network stack is hard to do, and requires a fair bit of error handling
      handling malformed packets, error correction to reconstruct a packet sequence if one packet happens to have been dropped, etc. etc.

      With limited resources on embedded systems, memory and processing power are expensive

      You can fudge a TCP/IP stack, and leave out a lot of stuff
      meaning less memory and less computing power is required

      It's far more fragile, and unexpected circumstances can confuse the system, but it is cheaper
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      Lol.

      I have a 30$ D-Link router, and it always recovers just fine

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