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Wireless network advice needed

by Jkmctee / December 16, 2012 4:28 AM PST

I have AT&T dsl. my AT&T gateway recently died and I want to replace it. I bought a netgear 300n dgn2200 but it seems inadequate. I have 2 iPhones, an ipad, a laptop and Netflix all connecting wirelessly and a wired desktop also. we also have to use a microcell so the iPhones will get a signal here in the boonies of east savannah. Any modem/router recommendations? Combined or separate whatever works best! thanks

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I don't see what is inadequate
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 16, 2012 4:34 AM PST

I picked up the Netgear WNR3800 and it's pretty nice but I had to roll the firmware back one version because iPads and such were not connecting or dropping. If I had not researched the issue I would have thought the router was a dud.

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by Jkmctee / December 16, 2012 8:17 AM PST

hey Bob, what is inadequate is that the connection keeps dropping similar to your post plus it seems when we have a few devices going the speed dips way down. Is the wnr3800 supposed to be a higher quality than the one i bought? Mine is a combo modem/router which I have been reading are not so hot.

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Same story on my wnr3800.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 16, 2012 8:31 AM PST
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I was getting drops, no connects and well, SAME story.

From what I hear, Netgear implemented whatever is wrong in all new firmware and is getting beat up.

Tell me the exact model you have and firmware version and let's see if anyone is reporting the same.

Again, if you got a WNR3800 last month, you might be in the same position.

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