I just moved into my first multistory home. Time Warner Cable installed their wifi modem on our second floor, and we have a very weak wifi signal in our (finished) basement. I'd like to know how to boost our wireless signal with minimal sacrifice of bandwidth/speed, and without having to have TWC come in again and move our modem to the first floor. Details within. [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Feb 15, 2014 -
Last week I had to upgrade my cable modem. Most of my wifi devices were perfectly happy, but my scale and printer refuse to connect to wifi now. [more inside]
posted by Blue Jello Elf
on Nov 13, 2013 -
Netgear Stora MS2110 -> Router -> Picasa on my PC. Which bit is slowing the whole thing down? [more inside]
posted by almostwitty
on Oct 20, 2013 -
I'm staying in a house with Wi-Fi and the connections look fine, but I can't get past a Netgear genie page, apparently for a WN2500RP -- on an aging PC running XP or an iPad2. Exactly the same thing happens with both machines. I get to a screen with five large-ish vertically stacked tabs on the left: 1 Select Network 2 Apply Security 3 Configure Extender 4 Finalize Settings 5 Review Settings. On both machines, the "Review Settings" tab is highlighted, but it and everything else on the page cannot be clicked/tapped/etc. on. It looks like there's supposed to be information to the right of the tabs, on the bulk of the screen, but it's blank. I've tried refreshing, just loading another page, etc., etc., etc., etc. I'm flummoxed. Huge thanks for any help anyone can provide.
posted by ambient2
on Oct 6, 2013 -
I have a Readynas which will not boot. I have gone through support and am ready to give up. Assuming the problem is fixable, is there anyone in New York who you would trust with recovering your music / photo collection?
posted by shothotbot
on Jun 19, 2013 -
My Wi-Fi is slow, and it seems to be the fault of the router. How can I make it faster? Barring that, is there a better router I could buy? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Greg Nog
on Apr 12, 2013 -
I just upgraded to a new modem from Time Warner, which gives me super fast download speeds! Currently, however, I don't have easy access to my router's configuration page, and can't seem to figure out why. Help! I'll try to give all the pertinent details. [more inside]
posted by newfers
on May 5, 2012 -
Do I need to buy a new router? (boring details of really slow wireless performance below the fold) [more inside]
posted by tkerugger
on Jan 30, 2012 -
I have a NetgearWG111v3 wireless USB network adapter. I absolutely hate the software it comes with to manage internet connections. I'd rather use the default network management tool that is built into Windows 7 (clicking on the notification area to bring a drop down list of available networks). Is there a way to restore the windows 7 default?
posted by FireStyle
on Jan 1, 2012 -
I've got a Netgear WNR2000v2 wireless router
, and am sharing my DSL connection with a neighbor. My apartment uses the main network and my neighbor is on a guest network.
What's been happening lately is that the Internet gets really slow, and what I'd like to do is to cap the guest network at, say, 75kBps. I don't know if she's running torrents or what, but I would like to have the fast Internet that I'm paying for. [more inside]
posted by dunkadunc
on Jun 29, 2011 -
Netgear 85 mbps Powerline Network Adapter Kit and watching Netflix movies on my BlueRay player... why does movie stop, download and then start again every few minutes? I just tested my DSL speed and it is 1180 Kbps at the moment. Do I need to upgrade the Netgear Powerline Adapter to 200 mbps or is it another problem?
posted by sandyp
on Mar 7, 2011 -
I'm having a wireless connectivity issue that is proving troublesome. My Windows XP-equipped desktop won't connect wirelessly to the internet about 90% of the time. Intermittently, it will connect and browsing proceeds normally. If I connect via LAN Ethernet, all is well.
I'm using a Netgear WG111 v2
wireless adapter connected via USB to my desktop. My wireless router is a Netgear WGR614 v6 [more inside]
posted by Exchequer
on Sep 5, 2010 -
I have had a ReadyNAS NV+ for the past two years and it's been great to have a space to dump files. Now that I am trying to move them off the device en masse I am having nothing but problems. Please help! [more inside]
posted by bcnarc
on Mar 4, 2009 -
Why is my brand new iMac (connecting to the internet wirelessly) having trouble staying connected when I download large files? [more inside]
posted by lbo
on Oct 9, 2008 -
Netgear access point weirdness. Wireless roaming. OMG, why does the AP do this
and as a result cause my internets connection to connect/disconnect frequently? [more inside]
posted by beerbajay
on Sep 28, 2008 -
Wireless connection on brand new laptop disconnecting after 5-30 minutes and unable to reconnect. Peer moderation with counselor, persuasive tactics with claw hammer and threats of waterboarding proving frustratingly ineffective. Any real solution out there? [more inside]
posted by Hogermite
on Feb 14, 2008 -
Supporting about 35 computers and have had two switches (Netgear, Linksys) die in the last year. Looking for suggestions of brands we can stick with that are cheaper than Cisco. [more inside]
posted by prggr
on Nov 26, 2007 -
I've seen this
When I'm running Transmission (I used to use Azareus, with the same problems, but I switched because a lot of the trackers I used banned it. I will switch if anyone can suggest a better client) on OSX it kills all of my web browsing.
Even when I turn on Speed Limiter there is no web browsing. I'm only downloading one file, with one peer at the moment, for what that's worth. But when I cap upload at 5k, web browsing works again (by the way, I browse with Firefox). That doesn't seem right to me.
I have Time Warner Road Runner cable internet and a Netgear WGR614v7 - 54 Mbps Wireless Router.
Is there anything I'm overlooking to be able to browse the web while downloading torrents?
posted by apetpsychic
on Oct 9, 2007 -
I'm having strange Wireless issues. I've tried two PCI cards (they were both LINKSYS WMP11 PCI Wireless-B Adapter) and a USB dongle (Netgear WG111T USB) in Windows XP and Ubuntu Feisty Fawn.
Any time I get to the point where the wireless connection is being made, the computer completely freezes. No keyboard or mouse response at all. I have to shut the computer's power off. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by bofe
on Aug 6, 2007 -
OS X, Netgear DG834G, "Network stalled" message in iTunes is getting rather annoying! [more inside]
posted by Mutant
on Dec 17, 2006 -
Ok, I have an HP 4155 iPaq and a WEP-enabled Netgear WGR614v6, but they don't connect. Any other computer can connect to the WiFi, and the PDA can connect to unprotected signals. [more inside]
posted by niles
on Nov 22, 2006 -
What single tech issue is likely to cause these three things to occur (when they all recently worked):
- Inability to upload using Flickr Uploadr (the message says "can't connect to Flickr")
- Inability to sub to podcasts in iTunes
- GMail notified can't connect to the server?
All issues relate to stand-alone programs which read information on the internet. And yet, visiting these web sites directly is no problem at all.
These issues are all new, and I think they relate to my new Netgear router software. I don't have these problems on my laptop, even when I'm using it at home wirelessly.
Any of you brainiacs got any ideas? I'm tired of calling India!!More details about this problem can be found in the FlickrBugs forum.
posted by abbyladybug
on Sep 12, 2006 -
On my XP system, the recently installed Norton anti-worm app told me that my Netgear RP614v2 NAT-enabled router attempted to udp connect to my port number 2061 from its port 12024. However, there is no port fowarding or triggering enabled, nor is there a DMZ address configured at all. [more inside]
posted by Ethereal Bligh
on May 20, 2006 -
Using two different Netgear WiFi adapters under Windows XP, we can connect to our home network, but can't ping any domains or see any websites (though we can under Knoppix). [more inside]
posted by rwhe
on Jun 15, 2005 -
Wireless Networking: How can I get my Netgear WG311v2 card to connect to my Linksys WRT54G router? It was connected for about a day or so and now, not so much. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by shinji_ikari
on Feb 8, 2005 -
I just installed a new NetGear wireless router in the office. We are going to use the firewall on that router for the whole office. But, I can't get the Mac's in the office to connect. (More inside of course...) [more inside]
posted by trbrts
on Sep 24, 2004 -
The new network Friday challenge: I need to set up a network for my new place and I wanted to do it with my available stuff. How close can I come? More inside. [more inside]
posted by Mayor Curley
on May 28, 2004 -
Until tonight, my Pocket PC and NetGear CF card have behaved perfectly - not one lick of trouble installing or running. But tonight: "Unable to obtain a server-assigned IP address. Try again later or enter an IP address in Network Settings." (mi) [more inside]
posted by davidmsc
on Apr 28, 2004 -