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Loss of internet connection

Have new NG WNR834bv2 (2.1.13), once connected to internet, wireless & wired PC have complete access with good data rates, etc. On occasion (sometimes after 3 days, sometimes 1 day, sometimes after a week) the connection to the internet is lost. There are no messages, I've had the IP provider (Comcast) come to house & check signal, new cable modem, do not believe that there are any wiring issues. The IP does use dynamic IP adressing, but I don't think it changes that often, and even so shouldn't teh cable modem/wireless automatically reconnect? Problem has become very frustrating sine the family will be without internet acces until I get home from work to reset (power cycle or renew the "lease" (which doesn't always work)) the wireless router. Does anyone have any ideas.

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  • Toolboxgang Jan 01, 2009

    Comcast came to house again and verified the signal strength into the house - looked good, at least during their visit. Still I question that the signal could be intermittent.

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2009

    i have a signal but i cant open any pages or even get on the internet?

  • m1leyva1 Feb 16, 2009

    i have been told that the wires are wrong how if i follow the cd step by step?

  • mfarhaniqbal Apr 10, 2009

    Internet connects then the Signal strength goes down one point and then internet goes the slowest. NetGear is now the most unreliable wireless provider. Their product is giving so much trouble and also u have to pay to find out a solution to this as well. NetGear is one of the worst wireless product to buy. I recommend using another product because i am switching from NetGear to another product If you want to clear your problem throw the NetGear box out the window because its garbage. there is no solution to their problem because their problem keeps coming back

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2. Then you will be in the setup page of the router. You need to know what is your connection type obtained from your ISP.

If DHCP, internet connection type should be: Automatic Configuration - DHCP should be selected.

If PPPoE, select PPPoE and type the username and password provided by your ISP.

3. Then save the changes.

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Put those settings on the wireless adapter of the laptop and you should be able to get online.

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Network settings vary depending on the network environment and the devices in use. The following procedure describes a typical setup when connecting to the Internet using an Ethernet cable.

1. Connect an Ethernet cable to the PS3™ system.
2. Select (Network Settings) under (Settings) in the home menu.

3. Select [Internet Connection Settings].

Select [Yes] when a confirmation screen is displayed stating that you will be disconnected from the Internet.

4. Select [Easy].

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5. Save your settings.
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7. Confirm the connection test results.

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Internet Connection Settings (wireless connection)
This setting is available only on PS3™ systems that are equipped with the wireless LAN feature.

Set the method for connecting the system to the Internet. Internet connection settings vary depending on the network environment and the devices in use. The following procedure describes a typical setup when connecting to the Internet wirelessly.

1. Check that the settings for the access point have been completed.
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2. Confirm that an Ethernet cable is not connected to the PS3™ system.
3. Select (Network Settings) under (Settings) in the home menu.

4. Select [Internet Connection Settings].

Select [Yes] when a confirmation screen is displayed stating that you will be disconnected from the Internet.

5. Select [Easy].


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12. Save your settings.
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1. Select (Network Settings) under (Settings) in the home menu.

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Connection Method
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Wired Connection

Make a wired connection using an Ethernet cable
Wireless
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Scan
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Enter Manually Specify the access point by entering its SSID manually using a keyboard.

Select this setting when you know the SSID.
Automatic U
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WLAN Security Setting
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None Do not set an encryption key.
WEP Set an encryption key.

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WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK
Authentication Setting
These settings are available only on PS3™ systems sold in Korea and are available only on PS3™ systems that are equipped with the wireless LAN feature.

None Do not set authentication information.
EAP-MD5 Set authentication information when using public WLAN services.

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Ethernet Operation Mode
Set the Ethernet data transfer rate and operation method. Usually select [Auto-Detect].

Auto-Detect Automatically set basic settings.
Manual Settings Manually adjust the Ethernet data transfer rate and operation method.
IP Address Setting
Set the method for obtaining an IP address when connecting to the Internet.

Automatic Use the IP address allocated by the DHCP server.

You can enter the DHCP server host name on the next screen.
Manual Set the IP address manually.

You can enter values for the IP address, subnet mask, default router and primary and secondary DNS on the next screen.
PPPoE Connect to the Internet using PPPoE.

You can enter your user ID and password on the next screen.
DNS Setting
Set the DNS server.

Automatic Automatically acquire the DNS server address.
Manual Manually enter the DNS server address.
MTU
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Automatic Automatically set the MTU value.
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Proxy Server
Set the proxy server to be used.

Do Not Use Do not use a proxy server.
Use Use a proxy server.

You can enter the proxy server address and port number on the next screen.
UPnP
Set to enable or disable UPnP (Universal Plug and Play).

Enable Enable UPnP.
Disable Disable UPnP.

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