Losing Internet Connection


Old 11-13-07, 09:18 PM
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At home I have a Netgear 802.11b MR814v2 Cable/DSL Wireless Router. One computer is directly connected to the router via a ethernet cable and my other computer (upstairs) is connected wirelessly. The computer upstairs loses the connection about every 10 mins and then it is able to get the connection back again. Why is this and how can I get a better wireless connection to my router downstairs?


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Old 11-14-07, 02:41 AM
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Is the router's antenna standing straight up? Try moving it to a horizontal position. Heating ducts can interfere with the signal, too.
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To get a better wireless connection, move the router and the computer closer together. A better solution, and the one you should follow, is to hardwire the upstairs computer.

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Is it a MAC or PC? MACs as of late have a known bug. Also if you have security have you tried removing all security and trying it?
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As long as we're running down the usual suspects, have you checked NetGear's website to see if there's a firmware update? Sometimes changing the firmware revision clears up this sort of connection issue.
The other obvious culprit is signal strength, make sure that you've got a strong signal.
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