Question about NetGear RangeMax WPN824 Router
Having some frustrating issues with my wireless network at home. Utilising a combination of a NetGear WPN824 V.2 router and an Atheros AR5006EXS Wireless Network Adapter. Every few minutes the network drops out despite the fact there is adequate signal strength and the computer indicates a connection to the network!
I have tried installing a new driver for the adaptor and have been researching ways of resolving the problem other than buying a new router or returning my pc to have the adaptor replaced.
Is it possible to fix this problem by changing the channel, wireless selection mode, buffers, scan valid interval, etc... Any suggestions guys?
Steps to troubleshoot are as follows.
1. check the physical connections. Go to a broadband testing site to see if you are connecting correctly b/c i am assuming you are wanting to connect to the internet. if not see next step. A common problem with internet connections is the timeout setttings on netgear you should set it to 0 for indefinite.
2. if your problem is related to just the connection between your pc and your router then you should just plug a lan cable in first to see if you can connect to the router without dropouts. This will help you to determine if the problem is with the router.
3. If it is the router then you need to double check your router configurations. Common problems are firewall rules, port forwarding settings etc etc.
4. if it is not the router then double check that the pc and the network card is working properly. If it is then make sure the the wireless adapter support the protocl eg. wep, wpa, wpatsk etc..make sure they are the same and that you should be setting the network key.
5. one final check is you need to turn off some of the rangemax functionality on the router b/c your wireless adaptor probably doesnt support it. try unsecure connections for a while to see if it works then start adding functionality to determine which one is the culprit.
I hope this help.
Posted on Dec 31, 2007
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Feb 23, 2011 | D-Link Routers
Installing the Software and Adapter
To install the wireless-N USB adapter with custom setup:
1. Insert the Resource CD. If the CD main page does not display, browse the files on the CD
and double-click Autorun.exe.
2. Click Install the Software.
Select one of the following methods to configure and manage your wireless network:
• Smart Wizard. Allows you to manage your wireless networks with the NETGEAR
WNA1000 software and to connect securely using Push 'N' Connect.
NETGEAR Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1000 User Manual
v1.0, August 2009
- Configure network manually. Specify the settings for your wireless-N USB adapter
in the Settings screen.
- Configure automatically. Allow the Smart Wizard to automatically configure the
settings for your wireless-N USB adapter.
• Windows Utility. Connect to and manage your wireless networks using only the
Windows configuration utility. For more information about Windows utilities, see the
Windows documentation or the NETGEAR application note at:
See page 1-3 of the manual:
Click on this link or copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
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