Question about NetGear MR814 Wireless Router
New PC w/ Windows 7... When the PC is directly connected to cable modem, the network functions as expected. However, when the MR814 is between the cable modem and the PC, the internet crawls. Can the MR814 be upgraded to function with Windows 7? Also, why is Windows 7 a problem? What is happening to need to have a switch upgraded?
There shouldn't be any issues with the router as a result of Windows 7. The Router does not interact with the computer in such a way as to cause incompatibility like with hardware or software.
That said, what could be causing issues may be out of date WiFi card drivers. Windows 7 has an incredible driver database and I have only come across a handful of things it doesn't detect. But sometimes even with the things it does pick up, a better driver is available.
You should run Windows Update by going to Start (), All Programs, and then Windows Update. If not already set up, you should click change settings on the left and make sure all recommended updates are received like important updates. This way you will get all updates available, including hardware updates.
If this does not seem to improve the situation I will be posting a How To on properly configuring your Netgear router. This will ensure your settings are set to their most optimal settings.
Posted on Feb 01, 2010
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