Question about NetGear DG834G Router
I have a netgear router and when i sit within 4 feet of the router it works fine but if i take laptop in kitchen it disconnects I have spent almost 3 solid days on phone to Aol to no avail.
Any suggestion would be appreciated
You did not mention if this is a wireless or wired connection. I will assume wireless for now. Since you are 4 feet away, you cant get any better reception than that.
When you go into the kitchen, you can have several things interfere with the radio signal. First is distance, how far away from the router are you? Second, what does the signal have to travel through to reach your laptop. What kind of walls, what is in those walls that can interfere with the signals. Do you have a lot of metal in your kitchen, that can act as a signal shield, preventing the signal from reaching your laptop. The high voltage wires in your kitchen walls can not be good for the signal.
What items in your kitchen can cause Electromagnetic interference (EMI). The motors in a refrigerator, or a blender will cause EMI.
Look at your laptop, it should tell you the signal strength. You will have to bring up the software that monitors your wireless connection. See how far you get from the router before to drops off.
If the router is not on the same level as your laptop, this will cause problems. Is your router in the basement or upstairs in a den or something like that?
Posted on Feb 17, 2008
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