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URGENT NETGEAR HELP NEEDED

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Cully1980, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. Cully1980

    Cully1980 Member

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    Hello All

    Wondering if someone would be able to help a complete router notice


    basically what it is is that i have a Netgear Wireless Router that i have with my base Computer and my Laptop on a wireless network, however on the laptop it disconnects alot and then the connection starts up again

    is there any reason for this, or do i need to update something on the router and the laptop PLEASE HELP

    Your help guys would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. rcrockett

    rcrockett Regular member

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    I had a Linksys router, an older one, with a very similar problem, and I never did figure out what the problem was.

    I upgraded to this wireless n router, and it works FLIPPING GREAT.
     
  3. Dunker

    Dunker Regular member

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    It would help if you had a second computer to diagnose the problem. At least, try plugging the laptop into the router with an ethernet cable.

    If the router seems to reset itself periodically (you will get a "A network cable is unplugged" or "Network connection lost" error), the reason is because your ISP's performance exceeds the design capacity of the router. Netgears are notorious for this, and to a slightly lesser extent, so are Linksys. Both my Netgears (a wired FVS-318v2 and a wireless MR814) worked fine, initially. However, as my cable company upgraded network speeds incrementally, the routers started failing, usually self-resetting (Linksys' just crash randomly, requiring a reboot of the router). The FVS-318v2 was designed for a max WAN speed of 3.0 Mbps while the MR814 appeared to max out at 4.0.

    This is why I stick with D-Link. Mine is two years old and is rated for a 15 Mbps WAN speed.
     

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