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I lost my wireless connection

I work with a Dell Latitude D510 laptop with a Netgear WGR614v6 wireless router. I have been using this router for the past few years. All of a sudden yesterday, I noticed that my signal strength was very low. I also realized that I was getting a signal from a neighboring unsecured source. I can't seem to reconnect to my own router. It intermittenly shows up when I right click on 'View Available Wireless Networks'.

Any help will be appreciated.

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(NT) Have you contacted your ISP ?
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change channel on your wireless router...

have you tried that? This happens every so often when neighbors' wireless come online. It's a conflict between the two wireless signals trying to use the same frequency. See your router manual on how to do this.

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This is a good suggestion.

To change the channel on your router:

1. Go to your router's settings page (usually or, type these in your web browser's address bar. The credentials needed will be "admin" for user and "password" for password unless you have changed them)

2. Click "Wireless Settings" on the left side pane.

3. Change the "Channel" drop down box to the farthest number away from the current channel.

4. Click "Apply" at the bottom of the page.

5. Turn off the router and turn it back on after it's done, for good measure.

(Note: these instructions may differ a bit from your configuration.)

Hope this works, tell us if it doesn't.

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