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Re: signal dropping out when useing netgear adapter
You may find that either the signal strenf=ght is not there or there are other devices near by on the same channel as the router.
Use THIS app to test the signal strength and check the channels is use also
You may want to either move the router to a higher postion (on a shelf) or get an external antenna for it to boost range. Be aware that cordless phones are a source of interferance so thias may affect signal strength, reception etc. Put some distance between such devices and the router/widfi card etc.
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<p>The below article would illustrate the steps to install the NETGEAR wireless adapter WG111v3 on MAC OS 10.3, 10.4 and 10.5.<br />
<p>Please ensure that you have installed the latest version of driver for the adapter from the below link on your MAC OS computer:<br />
<p><a href="http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2640">http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2640</a><br />
<p>After the installation of the driver please perform the below task:<br />
<p>1. Plug in the adapter.<br />
<p>2. Double click on the NETGEAR WLAN Client Utility in the desktop.<br />
<p>3. On the NETGEAR WLAN Client utility select the Available Network tab which will detect the wireless network, select your network and click Connect.<br />
<p>4. If you are connecting to a secured wireless network then you will be prompted for a Wireless Network Security Properties menu.<br />
<p>5. Type the network key WEP/WPA security and click OK.<br />
<p>6. Click on Link Status which shows the connection as connected.<br />
<p>7. Check for the IP address by clicking on the Apple icon and select System Preference.<br />
<p>8. Click on Networks and check the IP address.<br />
<p>You should have succesfully established the wireless network on your MAC.
Please do not use the USB Extension cable that came with the adapter and instead connect the adapter directly to the computer on USB port. You may try connecting it to a diffrent USB port. Otherwise, please update the drivers for the adapter from the below link:
if you are aware of the wireless passphrase (password for the wireless)
then click on start then control panel-->network and sharing center
now on the left hand side in the blue panel click on manage wireless networks
remove all the networks that you see in the list. select all of them one by one and click on remove button
once the box is empty
then click on add at the top and then add a network that is in range of this computer
and now u will see your own signal again if yes then click on it and click on connect
it will ask you for a passphrase or security key and in that type in your password and click connect
u'll surely get coonnected otherwise lemme kno
unofficial netgear tech support
Check the distance bet computer and the Router.
Donot keep your router near television, microwaveoven or any radio active devces, it may reduce the performance.
Check the Antena terminals for any loose connections.
If possible check your wireless signal strength with another Laptop, to diagnose the router is working fine.
If everything seems to be fine, it maybe the issue with the Adapter.
Go to the Netgear website, and download the newest software update. I was running 1.4 from the provided CD and got this message. I completely uninstalled 1.4 and installed 2.0.0 and it works like a treat now. All you need is the updated software.