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I have just changed from a Netgear DG834G V4 to a Netgear N150 (Supplied by Orange) Router and the signal is now virtually non existant in parts of the house (upstairs and further away downstairs rooms) whereas it was fine with the other router. Are there any settings I need to change or was the DG834G just a better router ?

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Netgears products are terrible with non support what so ever. I'm sure you had change your router already, but if your ISP could provide you with a different brand, the problem will disappear.

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It is a defective router. return it.

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SOURCE: No connectivity to 2nd desktop or laptop - although worked before

Hello....sudden loss of wireless on two computers, in the same home, may indicate that a powerful source of wireless interference has just arrived (since your wireless router light is still on).

1) Does the signal improve if you move the router, or move the laptop closer to the router?
2) Have you had any success with changing the channel on your router? (Login to router > select Wireless Settings > Channel)

If you have not moved furniture yourself, or installed a device which could interfere with the signal (eg a DECT phone), it's possible a neighbour's new router may be the culprit.

Please come back to Fixya if this does not help.

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SOURCE: im tryin 2 hook up my ps3 to this netgear router isnt connecting

Playing Online Games Behind The Router

A router uses a combination of hardware and software to prevent unauthorized users or internet traffic from accessing your private local area network (LAN). If your game console, such as Playstation is behind the router, you will need to configure routers Port Forwarding feature in order to play online games.

Note: You will need to get the ports and service type for your games. This is usually available from the games website.

Steps how to configure router to play online games:

  1. Open a browser and type in the following URL: or (depending on the model number of the router)
  2. Type the Username as admin and the Password as password and click OK.
  3. Click on Port Forwarding under Advanced menu.
  4. Then click on Add Custom Service
5. Under Service Name, type the name of the game.
  • Select the Service Type from the drop down menu (depending on the game).
  • Type the Starting Port and Ending Port numbers (depending on the game).
  • Type the IP address of your PlayStation in the Server IP Address box and click Apply.
  • Click on WAN Setup under ADVANCED menu.
    • Check the Disable SPI firewall box
    • Change MTU size from 1500 (which is the default) to 1300 and click Apply.
    Now the Playstation is ready to use.

    I hope this helps...

    Posted on Apr 11, 2009

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    Hey, You can not configure this router with Cable connection. This router is an ADSL comatible router and can not work with a cable connection.

    Purchase a cable/DLS router like WGR614v9 for your cable ISP

    Rate it, if it helps.

    Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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    If you want to upgrade the firmware on the router then please do it on a hardwired windows computer. Firmware wont upload on the router through a MAC computer. I would suggest you to follow the steps below to configure settings on the router:

    Scan for the wireless network on the wireless enabled computers and connect to the network.

    Hope, this helps.

    Posted on Aug 08, 2009

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    I have adg834g router supplied by BT. I have since changed my ISP to Post Office who supplied me with another router. My phone lines run right through the house but the wireless signal is poor at one end...

    I understand that you would like to extend the wireless coverage in your home with the DG834G. I would suggest you to configure DG834G as an access point to extend the coverage of your post office router using the below steps:

    1. Connect a computer directly to DG834G on any of the four LAN ports.

    2. Access the router's GUI by typing or

    3. When prompted for Username and Password, please enter 'admin' for the Username and 'password' for Password.

    4. Click on wireless settings in the left hand side menu Under Setup.

    5. Change the network name SSID to some other name.

    6. Select security options as 'WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)'.

    7. Set the 'Authentication Type' as 'Automatic' and Set the 'Encryption Strength' as 64-bit.

    8. In Key 1 type a 10 digit number.

    9. Apply the settings.

    Click on LAN IP setup from the left menu.

    1. Change the IP address of the router from to a free IP address in the range of the Post office router.

    2. Also disable the DHCP of the router by unchecking the box for 'Use router as DHCP Server'.

    3. Click apply and click ok for any popup message that arise.

    4. Once the browser display some error message like CANNOT FIND SERVER, ACTION CANCELLED etc, turn off the router and restart the computer.

    Now, connect the two router in the following way:

    1.Connect Ethernet cable from the Lan port of the Post office router to the Lan port of the DG834G

    2. Powercycle both the routers and your computer

    3. You may connect other computers' directly to DG834G or wirelessly as per your requirement.

    I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue.



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    It means communication between computer LAN card and router is Ok and ready to use
    you donot need to worry about that everything is ok

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    Netgear dg834g v4

    It is a defective router. return it.

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