I have had some major headaches with trouble shooting my internet connection wirelessly with virgin media in the UK. They supply a netgear wgr614 v.9 roter, belkin router and I have a Atheros AR5008X Wireless Network Adapter. I installed the virgin wireless manager CD and set up the account. The wireless manager always pops up and has an X between laptop and router. On my wireless properties it always has full bars, the status bar still has the two computers with earth on it but I am unable to access the internet.
I have contacted Virgin numerous times and I have tried many troubleshooting techniques. I feel they tell me anything just to get me off the phone although I'm the one paying 40 pence a minute.
HEADACHES. Not to mention my wife adds her two cents into everything saying I should have said this and that.
I plugged the laptop directly to the modem and that works fine with no interruption. Many times I've reset the modem and router and it would work for a short bit (maybe 5 minutes then cut off) Sometimes it would not work at all.
Tried connecting the router to the laptop directly and still is intermittent.
Tried not installing the virgin wireless manager CD but then the laptop did not detect any available network.
This is frustrating me to the MAX.