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Slow connection Hi I have a netgear router connected to my computer which is down stairs in my house. I have the wireless adapter connected to the upstair computer which I run my business on. Very seldom I get a excellent connection but mostly its "good" and its so slow I can barely get on the internet. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I can do to increase the speed? I have Verizon wireless which seems to run fine downstairs but upstairs is a major problem. Thanks !

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  • debi753 Jul 25, 2008

    Thanks so much ! I'll give it a try.





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I would suggest that you install a wireless access point in your upstairs area. That will involve running a wire from the router upstairs to the access point. A cheaper solution would be to run a wire from the router upstairs directly to the machine upstairs then you won't have the cost of the additional Access Point.

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Your slow connection could be affected by poor location wireless router (therefore poor signal strength), electrical interference, or even someone else with a wireless router transmitting on the same channel as your wireless router.
Try relocating your router away from solid walls, and/or move your computer or router to another location.
If your connection speed varies, could be electrical interference with appliance/s in your house, turn off all appliances, test your internet speed connecting then turn on one appliance at a time to determine which appliance is at fault (could have a faulty capacitor in the appliance)

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Netgear routers--like all wireless routers--give you the opportunity to access the Internet with your laptop or wireless-adapted computer from virtually anywhere in your house within range of the router's WiFi signal. Though slightly different in appearance from other router models by Netgear, the WGR614 V5 acts similar in its setup process as others such as the WGT624 or WNR1000 series routers.
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1 Prepare to install the Netgear router. Log off and shut down your computer system. Turn your Internet modem off and/or disconnect its power supply from the electrical outlet. Take out the contents of the Netgear router box and verify that all the essentials are present: the resource CD, the yellow wire and the router itself.
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