Question about NetGear WGR614 Router
My wireless network is setup and working most of the time. At times the connection get slow or drops completly. Powering the router off and back on fixes the problem but it seems I have to do this at least once a day.
Speedstream DSL modem (ATT DSL)
Netgear WGR614v6 with latest firmware
Windows XP SP2 computer
Any help greatly appriciated.
I think this is a common problem with anyone who has set up a home wireless network no matter which brand of router they use. So I believe this answer should be checked out B4 anyone goes buying a lot of expensive gear. Surely there are other reasons but this is the best place to start the process of elimination.
Posted on Jan 22, 2009
Where is your exact location? You listed ATT DSL so I assume you have ATT DSL as your provider is this right?
I had them for years and I had the same problem. But its not your setup or your equipment, it is your service provider. You may be on the fringe area of the line signal. Any drop of power in the line which is already low voltage will cause it to drop out. The more customers using it the slower it will go.
All you can do is this:
1. check all the house phone lines for aging. If old replace the lines because they cause noise in the lines which degrades the DSL signal.
2. Check the connections at the phone box for signs of corrosion. Clean the contacts and wiring and reconnect.
3. Make sure you have filters on "ALL" your phones.
4. AFTER you do this( you have eliminated any issues with your equipment) then contact your service provider and tell them you are getting dropped connections daily. They should send some one out within a few days to check the signal strength. They also can check it while you are on the phone with them but not as effectively as them coming out.
Posted on Oct 24, 2007
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