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Netgear MR814 Wireless Router Issues

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Mmmbacon, Sep 22, 2003.

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  1. Mmmbacon

    Mmmbacon Thread Starter

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    I have a dell Latitude 800 with the built in Intel PRO Wirelss LAN 2100 card.

    At work the card works fine with the linksys BEFW11S4 wireless router at the office. No problems at all.

    I purchased the netgear MR814 wireless router for home use. I have 2 other non wireless PC's on my home network that work fine on the switch of the new netgear wireless router. I created a connection for the new wireless network and did a scan and found the netgear wireless network with excellent signal. I am able to surf the web, check email etc fine at great speeds for about 10 minutes. Then the connection will drop from "excellent" to "Out of Range". I scan for the network and see it, but the connection stays on out of range. If power down the wireless router, and power it back up, connectivity is immediately restored, for about 10 minutes, then I have to reset it again. Note that my proximity to the netgear wireless during this testing is never more than 10 feet away in the same room.

    I use the default router settings origionally. Then changed the default channel, changed the security settings etc, all configurations exhibited the same behavior.

    Seeing as how the linksys works perfect, Im assuming its a problem with the netgear. Anyone have any suggestions??

    Thanks
     
  2. Bruce319

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    make sure to set your wireless computer on auto negotiation and download the latest firmware for both the routher and card.
     
  3. BillC

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    I agree with your conclusion that it is the NetGear with the problem. If you try what Bruce suggested with no luck...take it back. I have a netgear MR814 wireless router that gets much better range in a hostile environment {lots of walls}
     
  4. Mmmbacon

    Mmmbacon Thread Starter

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    thanks for the help guys. It ended up being and issue with the netgear and PSP (Power Save Polling). On the power settings in the Wireless card, i changed the power settings from automatic, to manual. Viola!
     
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