That post is rather old and since that time .. "I believe" that I have found out what was/is causing my dropped connections.
I have a Westell 6100 modem and a Netgear WGT624V3 router.
It seems that the Westell 'and' the Netgear are "both" routers and modems?
The Westell from what I have read "Must" be put into bridge mode when you are using any router or you get conflicting NATs?
Seems that one of the devices 'knocks' the other off the connection setting.
Here is what I haven't been able to find out though and thought that one of you networking pros could help?
Aside from being Really scared to mess around with something that I've never done (bridging a modem) I am not sure if I will have to mess around with the Netgear router too? (I hope not)
Once I figure out and assuming that I am successful in bridging the Westell .. Is there anything that Must be changed on the Netgear?
My setup is: Windows seven 64BIT, connected to the Westell and connected to the Netgear router.
Windows Vista 64BIT with a Netgear WG111V2 usb dongle.
I lose the connection on the dongle but not on the pc with the devices?
Edited by MrClose, 28 June 2011 - 04:51 PM.