Posted 22 April 2010 - 09:17 PM
Well, Netgear's site seems to be unable to deliver the user manual for that router at the moment, but I will check it out as soon as I can. In the mean time, try setting the mode to "up to 150Mhz" which will force it to the 20Mhz mode and see what happens. You could also try temporarily turning off encryption (security) and see if that affects things. Try them one at a time so you will know which has an effect. The third thing to try would be to manually set the channel. There is a possibility that you live in an RF crowded area and the router is switching channels on the fly, and the client can't keep up. You might try using NetStumbler on your laptop to survey the area for signals. Look at signal strength on channels 1 to 3, 4 to 8, and 9 to 11. Whichever range has the lowest observed signal strength determines which channel you should choose, either channel 1, 6, or 11. Don't choose other channels, as they overlap the commonly used 1, 6, and 11 and will just result in you getting interference from those channels. It is better to be on one of those channels with someone else that to be on another in the interference range. Two routers on the same channel will share the bandwidth. Two on adjacent channels will just walk on each other and interfere. All of this applies to the 2.4Ghz band only. On the 5Ghz band the channels do not overlap.
Let me know what happens.