Question about NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router

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I don't know where else to turn, I've tried everything, but here it goes. My PC is using a netgear WNDA3100 wireless receiver, while another PC in another room has the router; a netgear WGR614v9. Since installing the receiver it has had problems detecting the router, but eventually began to work with some occasional easy-fix glitches. But as of a week ago, my receiver cannot connect to any internet connection, much less than the router that is less than 20 feet away. I also receive different error messages each time, though the most common is "Cannot connect to hidden network XX", sometimes it is "Problem detected with device" though it does not tell me which device has the problem. I have done every trick in the book to correct the problem. 1. Reset the router 2. Reset the router and modem 3. Restart the computer, as well as repeating steps 1 and 2 4. Disconnect then reconnect the receiver 5. Make sure both the wireless and security settings are correct in the routerlogin. 6. Manually typing in passphrase 7. Triple checked to make sure IP and MAC addresses are correct on both systems I list everything down so that I do not wait for an email to tell me to make sure it's plugged in or tell me to do something I already tried. A couple of things of note as well, although my main error is the "Hidden Network" issue, it is not hidden on my list of connections. My signal strength is never less than 4 bars and it does show up on my list of connections. Also, every light on the router is green except for one, the check mark right next to the power symbol is neither green nor amber, simply unlit. I am not sure if this is relevant or not but I hope this information helps. Thank you for your time

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You have tried the all things I would have done.
The LED next to the Power LED is the Test LED, it blinks when the router is first turned ON the goes out. If the LED stays on then there is a fault.
One thing I would try is to reset the router back to the default settings and then setup the router again.
Click on this link if you need the installation manual.

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