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A desktop on my home network will not connect to the internet. Connection is through a wireless router (Netgear WPN824 v2). Other machines on the network have no problem connecting. I've tried troubleshooting with another expert on FixYa, but could not break the jam. Ideas?

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  • Curtis Richner May 11, 2010

    Has it connected before?
    Does it have wireless or is hard-wired?


  • Rod
    Rod May 11, 2010

    what os are you running on this one and the others

  • James Hughes May 11, 2010

    Can you ping the router?

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Check your hardware ie pins etc...

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Upgrade the Firmware of the router :
First you should check the version of you WPN824 (v1,v2 or v3). If there are no Version after the model number, it should be a version 1. Download the Firmware of your router given the correct version at this link :

http://kbserver.netgear.com/products/WPN824.asp


This is assuming that other wireless laptops has the same problem onyour wireless router. If other Laptops works great on your wirelessrouter without dropping any wireless connection, then you shouldconsider upgrading the wireless adapter on you own laptop.

***(If you haven't tried connecting otherwireless laptop wirelessly to the netgear, then you should try it firstto be sure that the netgear is the problem)

Steps on how to upgrade Netgear firmware :

  1. Download the correct file depending on your location and unzip the file to a convenient place such as your desktop.
  2. Log in the router at http://192.168.1.1 or http://192.168.0.1 (or www.routerlogin.net ) (Which ever will work)
  3. Default User name : admin / password : password
  4. Click Maintenance > Router Upgrade.
  5. Click Browse and locate the file you just downloaded.
  6. Click Upload. While the firmware is loading, do not interrupt the upgrade process.

***Therouter reboots when the upgrade is complete.
***Tocheck that the upgrade was successful, log in to the router again at http://192.168.1.1and check the firmware version.
***DONOT UPGRADE FIRMWARE USING A WIRELESS LAPTOP/PC


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if you have brought a wireless router, you SHOULD have brought a wireless card to go inside your computer, just like you need a skybox to watch t.v from the satelite, it doesnt go straight to your tv. just like the wireless signals doesnt get 'absorbed' by your pc.

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