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Netgear USB adapter not working

Discussion in 'Networking' started by framk5465, Apr 24, 2007.

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  1. framk5465

    framk5465 Thread Starter

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    i set up a Netgear wireless network and downloaded the driver for USB Netgear adapter i initially had no problem connecting to the internet from the desktop in my Daughters room but know im having a problem the Router is set up in our Living room and My Daughters room is approx 30ft from this, my Sons lap top which is farther away picks up the signal just fine i am using the WEP setting on the Netgear USB adapter and its shows a strong signal but briefly and then it swtches channels (i quess to find a Stronger signal) any help would be Great her computer software is Windows XP my router is Netgear WGR614v6 and USB is Netgear WG111T :D
     
  2. etaf

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    try taking the WEP off run with NO secruity and see how that works.

    although she is 30ft and your sons further away - it depends on what between the router and her PC - Walls, Doors, etc

    My router is in the front bedroom cubboard and I can use it in the back garden - but one of the back bedrooms will not pickup the signal !!!!!

    download this software - it will measure signal strength and all the other channels being broadcast - you may just need to change channels - maybe use 1 or 6 or 11

    Free software to check signal strength of wireless is netstumbler 0.4.0 available for download from http://www.stumbler.net/

    http://www.softpedia.com/get/Network-Tools/Network-Monitoring/NetStumbler.shtml

    http://www.netstumbler.com/downloads/

    http://www.techspot.com/downloads/303-netstumbler.html
     
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