WR1043ND dropping connection


Apr 30, 2011
Hi everyone!

I bought a TP-Link WR1043ND router about 3 months ago and I had a problem since then.
It keeps dropping my connection randomly. If I hook my PC directly to the modem, the connection's fine.

With the stock firmware, if the connection drops, I can't even access my router through its IP. I get an indefinitely loading webpage with nothing to show. I can only solve this by unplugging and then plugging in the router.

DD-WRT was better, I could access the router anytime a disconnect occurred, but it still occurred.

Is this hardware related? Or the stock firmware is really bad? I wanted to bring it back under warranty, but now I'm lost. Please help!