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Netgear Wireless connection killing me

I have Netgear Wireless router on comcast internet connection for last 5 years and I never had any problem until recently. I live in a one bedroom apartment and I have my router in bedroom and the connection in bedroom is satisfactory (although never get full bars). In bedroom I usually get 3-4 bars but as soon as I go to living room, the bars drop from 4 to 1 and sometime the connection is dropped altogether and the my laptop starts connecting again. I have 2 laptops and 3 IPhones in the house that can connect to the wireless router but I know my IPhones are not right now connecting to wireless. I am worried about the laptop internet connection. It was working great till last month. But now everyday I get trouble connecting to it from my living room. Is the router too old now?? Do I need to go for a new one?? If so, which is the best??

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Netgear Wireless connection killing me

forgot to mention, It fumes me when I see other neighbouring wireless connections show 5 bars and my own shows 1 or 2 Sad( My router is secured on WEP. Please help!!

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Re: bad wireless signal

Seems time to try another router. And while configuring those, be sure to switch to WPA2. WEP is rather unsecure.

And it seems that there's no best. Unless you find that all those "neighbouring connections" all use the same. But that's unlikely, don't you think.


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Time to go for a new router

You are right, time to go for a new one. I hope it works otherwise I will kill myself Happy I may need to do some research on routers. But there is something called G or N routers. Right? Which kind of routers should I look for?

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Re: G and N router
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G and N router

I only have the following Laptops, no PC.
1. Asus Eee Net Book (with Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n).
2. Old Compaq V5000 (not sure if N or G).

I always use wirelessly no cable.

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And do those laptops ...

have Wireless-G or Wireless-N aboard?


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Repeating the advice.

We know that WEP is trouble. After all the posts in these forum, we know it's confirmed.

The fix is easy. Try it.

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