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by lmanlo09 / April 21, 2009 12:39 PM PDT

I want to know if I should keep my current router WGR614v6 as it is showing problems as posted on this thread: http://forums.cnet.com/5208-4_102-0.html?threadID=339861%20&tag=unsubscribeForm;tracked-disc

http://reviews.cnet.com/routers/netgear-wgr614-54-mbps/4505-3319_7-21218238.html?tag=mncol;lst

or

Should I get the Linksys WRT54G2: http://reviews.cnet.com/routers/linksys-wireless-g-broadband/4505-3319_7-32937120.html?tag=mncol;lst
or any other routers that are least known to disconnect internet.

I know about the n routers but all my computers are all g and I am not going to waste to change all the computers, around 5. So please don't say anything about the N routers. Just keep it with the G routers.

The only thing I'm asking because I've seen that every router almost has the same problem of disconnecting but if I get a new one, I might get the other laptop back onto the internet.
Thank You.

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the problem isn't with the router
by ramarc / April 22, 2009 1:49 AM PDT
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since everything worked for more than a year until you added an older laptop, that laptop is the culprit. its probably throwing some sort of interference and replacing the router won't stop the interference. if the suspect laptop uses 802.11b while everyone else is 802.11g, then that could the issue. some routers don't handle mixed-mode well.

i suggest you delete all of your wireless network connections on all laptops. then reconfigure the router for wpa2, reconnect your original laptops and get them working again. then add the older laptop. if it causes the same problems turn off its built-in wireless and get a new wireless g card for it.

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Thanks but
by lmanlo09 / April 22, 2009 4:35 AM PDT

Thanks i will try doing that but know is it regular for all router to disconnect continuously. if not which one does not disconnect.

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Checked each computer
by lmanlo09 / April 25, 2009 4:51 AM PDT

All my computers are Wireless G non are B. I checked this out Firmware Version 2.0.19_1.0.19 on the link you gave. I found some discussion on the subject and also found this:
http://www.driversdown.com/drivers/NETGEAR-WGR614(v6)-Wireless-Firmware-2.23_85341.shtml
The discussion was why will Netgear not acknowledge that this firmware exits?
You could try this:
http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Installation
You router is supported.

but I don't want to open the router just to check if it has 2mb of ram. So that is not an option. Sounded good.

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wireless routers
by nofret / April 22, 2009 5:48 AM PDT
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The wireless N is compatible with G. But the speed will be limited to the wireless Gs 54 mbps. But at least your ready for when you go for the faster N band. I have been using the wrt60n with no issues for quite a while now. The other G routers from Linksys will do just fine.

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Linksys
by lmanlo09 / April 22, 2009 6:16 AM PDT
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SO you haven't had any problems with linksys, like no disconnections and how long have you had it. I know if I get an n I won't need to worry about upgrading but we are not going to waste more money and at an extra thing on my 3 laptops. So I rather get the g router. But thanks.

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Linksys
by nofret / April 22, 2009 8:05 AM PDT
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I have had my wtr60n for over a year. I was concerned about the heat from the unit, but it has never failed me yet. I paid around $45 can. for it. Just stay away from installing the network software. Its too complex and useless.

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Thanks
by lmanlo09 / April 22, 2009 10:05 AM PDT
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Sounds better, I've had my router for at less than a year. So I think I might get the linksys. Thank You for the help. And glad that a product works for a year.

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THANKS ( YOUR WELCOM
by nofret / April 22, 2009 12:15 PM PDT
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Speaking of things lasting a year; my $4000 blackbird 002, purchased in Nov. 08, has been in the shop for 2 months! My touchsmart isn`t so smart. Etc. I have`nt thought about my Linksys since it never gives me grief. I just dust it. Later

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another thing
by lmanlo09 / April 22, 2009 6:18 AM PDT
In reply to: wireless routers

Does it work good with mixed-mode, accept various output like b and g at the same time or will it have problems with that also.

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