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My NetGear WGR614v6 Wireless Router.

by dnscaching / November 9, 2009 2:59 PM PST

Well, I have a NetGear WGR614v6 Router, and Comcast as my ISP. I had my laptop connected to it before, it worked wonderful. But now it seems to not work good. I unhooked the wireless for about 4 months because I moved to just a desktop. But now, you see I can't stay connected to the wireless for more than 15 minuets with out getting stopped for a little bit. I'm connected to MSN and it shuts down for like 15 seconds and have to wait for it to reconnect. It says it has "Excellent" connection.But truth be told, It's awful, it shouldn't shut down. I have my laptop and a desktop connected to it. (Same as before). I have a password on it so it's secure, I put this password on as a safety procedure today, (this problem has been happening for more than a week). I need to know step by step on what to do to resolve this problem. Such as, what should I have for my channel, mode and the rest of the obvious. Thank you in advance for your help.

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by dnscaching / November 9, 2009 3:05 PM PST

Adding more information, my modes are B and G, B, and the last one is G only. My channels are 1-11. Don't know if it helps anymore.

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by fihart / November 9, 2009 6:15 PM PST
In reply to: Update.

If all your adapters are G, you might as well try switching between G only and B,G and check if it makes any difference to initial connection time.

Channel choice usually comes down to your environment -- for example, in my home, Channel 1 seems weaker than channel 11 (at the other end of the frequency range). But you should also scan for neighbouring wifi and choose a channel at least 5 stops from the strongest neighbour -- so experiment.

Other factors: cordless phone base or video sender too close to router or computer. Raise router above furniture level. Move computer close to the wall nearest the router (this seems to work for my computer which is at the limits of the router's reach).

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