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#1 jpm1363

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 06:24 PM

Hello everyone,

I am having trouble with my wireless router. It is a Netgear Rangemax WPN824. It is only 6months old and I am already having problems with it. It will randomly loose the connection several times throughout the day, thus causing me to have to reboot ...............which is becoming very annoying :thumbsup: The irony of this is, is that this is the 2nd Netgear Rangemax in less than 2yrs that this has occurred. I stopped by Best Buy and discussed it with the Geek Squad and wouldn't you know .....there was another person returning their router because they were having the same problem.

Needless to say, I am going to replace my wireless router and was hoping that somebody could offer up a recommendation for a reliable router. I currently have my 2 desktop computers and my laptop on the network.


Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks.

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#2 dpunisher

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 06:39 PM

Wireless routers are my weak link. I have had Linksys, Buffalo, D-Link and all failed after 12-18 months. I am currently making the circle and am back with a WRT54GL with Tomato.

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 07:45 PM

How far apart are the computers from the router? Distance and obstacles can degrade the signal greatly (walls, wires, metal pipes, heating ducts). If your computer losses its signal you can go into your network connections disable the wireless and re-enable it. This should renew the IP address. You can also go to the command prompt and type Ipconfig /relase then Ipconfig /renew. You may also wan't to try upgradding to a Draft-N router they have greater range and bandwidth. The type of adapter installed in the computer can limit its functionality as well. One with a wired antennae is better than one that has the antennae that attaches directly to the card.

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#4 jpm1363

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 07:34 PM

Sneakycyber, thank you for the suggestions. It seems as though renewing my IP address has fixed the problem for the time being. I have not lost connection since doing so.

Thank you for you help!




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