Question about NetGear WGR614 Router
My wireless network is setup and working most of the time. At times the connection get slow or drops completly. Powering the router off and back on fixes the problem but it seems I have to do this at least once a day.
Speedstream DSL modem (ATT DSL)
Netgear WGR614v6 with latest firmware
Windows XP SP2 computer
Any help greatly appriciated.
I think this is a common problem with anyone who has set up a home wireless network no matter which brand of router they use. So I believe this answer should be checked out B4 anyone goes buying a lot of expensive gear. Surely there are other reasons but this is the best place to start the process of elimination.
Posted on Jan 22, 2009
Where is your exact location? You listed ATT DSL so I assume you have ATT DSL as your provider is this right?
I had them for years and I had the same problem. But its not your setup or your equipment, it is your service provider. You may be on the fringe area of the line signal. Any drop of power in the line which is already low voltage will cause it to drop out. The more customers using it the slower it will go.
All you can do is this:
1. check all the house phone lines for aging. If old replace the lines because they cause noise in the lines which degrades the DSL signal.
2. Check the connections at the phone box for signs of corrosion. Clean the contacts and wiring and reconnect.
3. Make sure you have filters on "ALL" your phones.
4. AFTER you do this( you have eliminated any issues with your equipment) then contact your service provider and tell them you are getting dropped connections daily. They should send some one out within a few days to check the signal strength. They also can check it while you are on the phone with them but not as effectively as them coming out.
Posted on Oct 24, 2007
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The Linksys Wireless-N Router model displayed on the setup screen may
vary based on the Linksys Wireless-N Router model you have.
On the next window, please follow the on-screen instructions on how to connect your Linksys Wireless-N Router:
Plug one end of the power cable into your router and the other end into an electrical outlet.
NOTE: The Linksys E3000 features a power switch, located at the back-end of the unit, next to the power port. Please make sure that this switch is ON. Other Router models may not have this feature.
Plug the Internet cable into the yellow port in the back of your router labeled "Internet". Plug the other end into the modem.
QUICK TIP: Click Show me how for an illustrated guide on how to complete the above instructions.
After completing the above steps, click Next to continue.
Setup will now perform a series of tests to determine the optimum configurations for your network. You may notice your computer connecting and disconnecting to a wireless network several times. This is normal. Your wireless network is simply being secured.
NOTE: The setup process automatically generates a unique and secure Wireless Network Name (SSID) for your convenience.
The next part of the setup automatically detects your Internet connection type. If you are using a DSL connection, you may be requested to enter your account details. If this is the case, simply enter your Account name and Password in the allocated fields. Otherwise, you may skip ahead to Step 7.
NOTE: If you don't know your Account name and Password, your Internet Service Provider (ISP) will be able to provide these details.
QUICK TIP: Click Examples to see what your Account name should look like.
NOTE: Cable Internet users will not see the above screen.
Sit back and wait a moment as setup finalizes your Linksys Wireless-N Router settings, and re-establishes your Internet connection.
Once your Internet connection is up and running, a confirmation window similar to the screenshot below will appear on your screen. Your Linksys Wireless-N Router is now secure and connected to the Internet. This concludes the setup process. Click OK to continue.
You will now be taken to the main Cisco Connect window which lets you manage and further personalize your network settings. If you would like to learn more about the available features in Cisco Connect, please click here. Otherwise, you may click on the Close button to exit Cisco Connect, and begin surfing the Internet right away.
NOTE: To launch Cisco Connect again at later time, on a Windows computer, go to Start>All Programs>Cisco Connect. To launch Cisco Connect on a Mac computer, navigate to the Applications folder in Go, and then start Cisco Connect. For more help on this, please click here.
NOTE: Cisco Connect is automatically installed each time you use the Setup CD or Easy Setup Key to setup or connect to your Linksys Wireless-N Router.
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