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Solved: netgear router not working, please help!!!

Q: Solved: netgear router not working, please help!!!

hi ,
netgear 54 mbps ADSL2 + modem router DG834g v4, it was working well for nearly a year and now i have problem connecting to internet and the internet lamp does not glow and am unable to connect to net, i lost the installation cd or manual , can some one help me fix this prob.
Thank you

A: Solved: netgear router not working, please help!!!

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Hello everyone,

I just bought my parents a Netgear WGR614v10 wireless router for Christmas. I'm trying to set up a wireless network and make a wired connection from the router to their Dell Dimension 2400 desktop running Windows XP SP3. Internet access is provided by NetZero using a 2Wire DSL modem. Without the router connected, the wired Internet connection with the Dell desktop works fine.

I went through the procedure correctly to set up the wireless router but there is no Internet access. So I plugged the router directly to the desktop NIC and tried a "ping" command to I received four "Destination host unreachable" responses.

An "ipconfig /all" shows (with direct Ethernet connection between NIC and router port 1):

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . : Ruzan01
Primary Dns Suffix. . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix. :
Description . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . : 00-0F-1F-98-62-05
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . :

Some other info:
1. I tested the router by connecting it via Ethernet cable to my laptop ... Read more

A:Solved: NETGEAR wireless router not working to expand...

That IP means windows has assihgned the IP as it could not find the DHCP service from the router - lets see the services - see below - see if dhcp and other service are running
maybe a firewall blocking - has the machine ever had norton installed - if so use norton removal tool to remove - this often blocks access , and gives various strange results ie email and updates work but browsing wont - so would not surprise me that a modem works but router wont , as you get different IP range from modem

Norton Removal Tool

with the PC connected by cable - try safemode with networking
as the pc starts keep tapping F8 a menu appears - choose
safemode with networking see if that works ok

1. I tested the router by connecting it via Ethernet cable to my laptop (a different computer running Windows XP). I could ping the and access the configuration page no problem (so router is OK).Click to expand...

Do you get internet access all OK
post back an ipconfig /all from your working PC - make sure we know its yours

also post back a device manager screen shot from the faulty PC
{Device Manager}
Post back the results in device manager
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Start > control Panel {Vista set to clas... Read more

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Have a Netgear N150 wireless router. it had previously worked fine but now doesn't connect to by modem can anyone help? my operating system is Windows 7

I have another pc and ps3 that are connecting so its not the modem.

A:Solved: Netgear wireless router stopped working

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I pressed the reset button on my netgear router (WGR614 v7) and now the wireless light will not go on and i can't connect to it because I don't have a ethernet cable.

A:Netgear router not working

Take the ethernet cable connecting your router to your modem, connect your computer directly to the router, configure the router, replace the cable between router and modem.

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Hello. I just bought a used Netgear wireless router. The product code is MR814v1. I plugged the power into it then an ethernet cable from the cable modem to the router. The power button is on and the internet light stays on for 5 seconds then blinks and turns off then the wireless light comes on. I am not sure what is wrong with it. I have tried different combinations of plugging in the wires but to no avail. I really need to get this working for my girlfriend. First I was at my house using it and the internet worked for about 10 minutes then just stopped. I have no clue what the deal is. I need some help.


A:Netgear Wireless Router Not Working

First step, reset the router to factory defaults. With power on the router, hold the reset button down for 15 seconds or more. See how it acts after that.

Of course, buying used equipment is sometimes a crapshoot, you may have simply purchased a defective router.

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I have a NetGear Router WGR615 v5. I have had it for a couple years now and no problems - I have two laptops, a desktop and ps3 and it has worked great. Last night, all of sudden, I lose my internet connection. All machines still show the connection and I can view and access other computers in the network but I can't access the internet through the router.

I hooked up my desktop directly to the moden and there is no problem getting online that way. I unplugged the router and restarted computers several times and that didn't help.

All light are working on the shows an internet connection. The "check" light isn't on but I don't remember if that is one that is supposed to stay on.

I noticed under "connection status" that packets are being sent but none are being received.

Does anyone have any ideas why I the connection would just stop?

A:NetGear Router stopped working

Try a reset to factory default settings and reconfigure.

Look at the router's WAN status to see if it is getting an IP, Gateway, etc., from the ISP.

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Ok so my problem right now is that i can't connect to the internet on my other computers via wireless connection. The one i am using right now i had to plug in to the router using an ethernet cable. I have the Netgear wnr2000v3 router, and today i updated its firmware. From there on i could not use the internet and began receiving limited access from my network and it became unidentified network(was called Guardado-HP_Network). I then called some tech support from websites like crestbell and netgeartechnicalsupport they remote logged into my computer and told me that i have malware( csrss.exe) that is causing my problem and that they would charge $99.99 per computer to get rid of it and clean up my router. So i came here to see if anyone could help me and save me the burden of having to pay $100 to get the help i could get from other people.
My system specs that this computer has are:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 260, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1790 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 238372 MB, Free - 177308 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 2A97

A:Netgear router and internet not working


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I have configured Netgear router at home. I use a neatgear wireless adapter on mylaptop to connect to my laptop and it works fine.
On my home desktop I directly connect with a Lan cord to one of the 4 ports available on the router.
Until day before yesterday its went all fine on my home desktop, but since yesterday I am not able to surf the net via IE or FF but suprisingly Bit Torrent is working fine, able to download and upload.

I did try Port Triggering but after this problem I have disabled it, but still the problem is not solved. I beleive it something related to the port config I did on the router via but not sure how to correct it.

Please help.


A:Netgear Router - Internet not working

Reset the router to factory defaults and reconfigure it.

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My computer is getting a weird problem, I'm unable to open some webpages only google, facebook, amazon are working. It happens only whenever I connect to my router(Netgear WNR612). If I directly connect my modem, everything works fine. My relatives are coming in 2 hours and they will need wifi, i really need to fix this asap. Please help!

A:Only some webpages working. (netgear router)

I would go and buy a new router..

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The model number is WNDR3400v2. I woke up this morning and cannot connect to the router either wireless or wired. Modem is working. The blue lights on the top are not lit. I get the lights showing power, internet connection and the LAN's that are active. I cannot access the router directly by using or the 192.168.01. It just seems like no info is going out of it.

Windows IP Configuration
Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5d21:f32c:164e:34ad%12
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Tunnel adapter

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter 6TO4 Adapter:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:4cb5:a290::4cb5:a290
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

I have reset it several times by unplugging and by factory resetting ... Read more

A:Netgear N600 router not working

sounds like a broken router
if you hold the factory reset button in for 20-30 seconds the lights on the router usually change and go through a test and reset

connect a PC by cable to the modem and do a power cycle
does that all work OK


How to power cycle

“power cycle” process to reboot or reset the modem/router

Switch off all the devices modem, router and computers also unplug their power cables.
Wait at least 1 to 5 minutes,
Plug the power cords back in, but don’t switch them on.
First turn on the modem and then wait for a few minutes for it to settle and all the lights to become stable.
Next switch on the router (if a separate device) and then wait for a few minutes for it to settle and all the lights to become stable.
Now turn on your computer, You should now be able to access the Internet.

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I have cable internet and have two comps running off it. I have xp home sp2 on one and win98se on the other. the connection is split using a Netgear RP614v2 Router. for some reason i was getting no internet activity when using the router. i disconnected it and called my isp, they couldnt advice me on the router. i can connect to the net fine if it is Modem>computer, but not Modem>router>computers. this has just happened, all of it has been working for the past 2 months.

A:Netgear Router LAN not working anymore

I have had this problem too on occasions. I would suggest logging into the router Then I would go through and double check your settings. Make sure obtain ip address automatically is how yours is set up. Tinker with the settings and you should be able to get back on the net through the router. You know your internet connection is fine. The only reason it won't work through the router is that there is something it does not like now.



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Thanks for viewing my post.

I have a Netgear, apparently "wired" wireless router that connects to my laptop via an ethernet line. It runs off of a cable modem, which connects into the Netgear router, then the ethernet line goes into my laptop. I have a desktop with the wireless card that runs off of this connection, which has been functioning fine.

I had no idea that the router had to be "wired" to my computer via the ethernet cord - I figured wireless was wireless - so that was disappionted. Oh, and the laptop does have a wireless card. I had to disconnect the ethernet cable to take my laptop to work, and when I try to reconnect the laptop to the wireless router, I am unable to find any networks. I have not been able to access other wireless networks at other locations, and my wireless connection screen comes up with the "windows cannot configure this wireless connection..."

So, basically, why is the laptop recognizing the network, while the computer the router is connected to is not?

Thanks, help is greatly appreciated.

A:Netgear router working on 1 computer, but not on the one that it is attached to ?!

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My Netgear Wireless-G WGR61v10 router has suddenly stopped doing its thing. No changes were made to it, and it's not that old - maybe a year and a half. Short enough to not think its gone bad and long enough to stop getting free Netgear support.

I rebooted everything after pulling the power, first from the cable modem, then the router, then the computer, but no change. Neither my laptop or desktop will get online through the router, even when directly connected. I can ping the router, however.

Here are some of my settings when I log in to the router itself:

Channel: auto
Mode: b and g

Security Options: WPA2-PSK [AES]

I have my existing passphrase in the Security Options field, also.

Under Advanced Wireless Settings, I have this:

Enable Wireless Router Radio (checked)
Enable SSID Broadcast (checked)
Keep Existing Wireless Settings (checked)

[I normally don't go into the Advanced Wireless Settings area].

A:Netgear router suddenly stopped working?

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I was online the other night and suddenly disconnected from the internet. My desktop is a wired connection that was wired through the Netgear Wireless-G Router WGR614 v-9. I couldn't understand why I would not have internet so first I checked my modem, everything seemed fine. So when I took the router out of the equasion and wired my computer directly to the modem it worked fine. I have tried resetting the router, using a different ethernet cord, and unplugging it for 10+minutes. No luck. And since I'm pretty computer illiterate, I have no other ideas. Any suggestions?


A:Netgear wireless router quit working?

They don't last for ever something could of caused it to go Dead. Just buy a new one or try to upgrade the firmware.

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Hey all, I recently purchased a Netgear N600 dual band wireless router because our old one went out. My computer which is a windows vista works fine and my laptop on windows 7 works fine, but the windows XP laptop that is older does not connect. I believe it identifies the network but ti says something about the certificate could not be verified or something along those lines. Ive tried removing the network password and connecting the laptop to the router via usb cable, the guy at office depot said that would work but it didn't. I don't know that much about computers also haha, so if you will bear with me here but i'd really appreciate the help to get this fixed and not have to exchange for a different brand.

A:Netgear N600 router not working with XP laptop

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Hey i got the new websafe router for my place, so me and the roomie could share a single ip from a cable modem provider, roadrunner. Anyhow, my olny quarrel is that it disconnects at least once daily. One time i was still able to to access the routers set up page and have it detect settings and it started working again. But most of the time, actually all other than that, i cant do anything. The sending data light in the taskbar of my computer just flashes peridoically. I have to unplug the router and modem to get it to reset. I dont mind that, but what i do mind is that the router is in some1's room who is never home and always locks the door, so its very hard sometimes to get it reset. Is there a setting or something i can do to keep it from kicking itself off the cable modem's line? I have it setup to dynamically get the ip from the isp, because we dont have a static ip from the isp. Please let me know if there anytype of setting i need to change to keep the router from disconnecting itself and all attached off the net.

A:Netgear Router working fine, but getting booted

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So I have AT&T DSL. I bought a Netgear N300 ADSL2+ Modem/WiFi Router that is compatible with my service.

Previously with this Modem/Router it would constantly drop the wireless connection for the Wii I have that was used to stream Netflix.

So recently I bought a Linksys E2500 Router so I could be able to use the Wii, along with 3 other desktops, 1 laptop, and 3 phones.

My ideal setup would be this:
Set the ADSL2+ Modem/Router to be just a modem (I know how to set the option for this)​Connect the Linksys Router to be what all the devices connect to wirelessly (this would serve as the DHCP server) ​
I have read that one of the Routers has to be set to "BRIDGED" mode, yet I don't know which device has to be Bridged


A:Solved: Netgear N300 ADSL2+ Router/Modem and Linksys E2500 Router Setup

Set the ADSL2+ Modem/Router to be just a modem (I know how to set the option for this)Click to expand...

this is being set into bridge mode - by changing to a modem

then connect the modem to the WAN on the router and you should be good to go

Do you have a wireless laptop that you can you can put next to the wii - would be useful to see the quality of the wireless signal and how many other wireless are there which may cause interference

put xirrus onto the laptop and put the laptop next to the wii and post a xirrus screen shot
Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and install the program.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.
Direct link to the program is here

{If the above link does not work heres another link,77196-order,4/download.html}

Then run and install t... Read more

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I recently connected a Netgear WGR614v6 wireless router. And ever since, my headset that I use for Socom isnot working. Ive been reading on other websites that this is a common problem. But I havent found a solution yet. I think it may have something to do with my settings on the router. Can someone pleasde try and help me with this. Its hard to play Socom without a headset

A:Playstation Headset not working with Netgear Wireless Router

I think there are some ports that you need to open up on your router.

Look on the Playstation website/forums, you should find an answer there.

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Hi. Just finally updated my ancient belkin modem to a Netgear D3600WiFi modem router which works really well. However. I have a old G5 Mac without wireless so have always connected through my old belkin modem with Powerline adapters over my house wiring circuit:confused. Unfortunately the powerline adapters no longer work although both lights are flickering on the units. Netgear say they should work. Any suggestions?

A:Belkin Powerline adapeters not working with new Netgear router

have you reset them at all ?

lets see an ifconfig from the mac

and from a working device like a PC - do you have a PC laptop at all ?
have you tried another device on the power line ?

have you checked the cable (s)
so connect a PC to the cable that is connected to the first powerline adapter and see if that works

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3069 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8300 GS, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 294948 MB, Free - 130001 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 5795 MB; H: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 292190 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0FM586
Antivirus: Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2012, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

My router stopped working when I tried to connect my new Samsung Smart TV to the wireless network by using the menu on the tv. I had to go and press the WSL button on the router. I pressed what I though was the WSL button and now my router doesn't work. I has three lights lit up, the power on light, a small green blinking light and an amber light by the number 1.

I've gone to the Netgear website and they want $69 for assistance to get my router up and running. I can buy a new router for that much money. There has to be an easier way.

Is it possible to uninstall and re-install the whole unit?

Please advise.

Thank you.

A:Netgear N600 Wireless router stopped working

Are you sure you didn't reset the router back to factory settings? Buying a new one will also not solve your issue.

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So, I set up a default DMZ server on my Netgear WGR614v10. I used my internal IP address, and had to change it occasionally, but other than that, it worked fine. However, now it doesn't work at all. I'm positive it's my internal IP address that I've used, and I'm at a loss as to what to do. I've not changed anything other than the DMZ server, so I'm sure it's not that. Any help would be appreciated!

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Well, here is my set-up. I have my modem which connected to a Netgear router, model WGR614 v6, which is connected to my pc and xbox 360.
Well i bought the router about 2 years ago for my laptop, but then my laptop gave out on me. So I have been using my router so that i can be on my Xbox and pc at the same time.
Well, yesterday I found a wireless adaptor in my grandma's house for the xbox 360 so i decided to see if it still worked since my cousions no longer need it. It connected fine to my wireless network.
Now today, everything went corrupt. Now if i connect my pc and 360 to my router, it does not work. But if I connect the pc straight to the modem, with no router, internet works fine. When I connect my router, it says that it has limited or no connectivity, what can this be? Did my wireless xbox 360 connection mess everything up?

A:Netgear router not working, yesterday it was great, but my internet works with modem?

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Heres my dilemna, I have installed a netgear wireless router for me (Win2000) and a usb wireless nic card for another pc in the house, to share my internet connection. The router seems to be configured correctly, i have a cable internet connection so my router is configured for dhcp to get ip's from the cable connection my pc runs flawlessly, i also have inplace the necessary wireless security. But my issue is the other (Win98) wireless workstation, it can see my SSID on the network and my connection is reading at 65% but it doesnt seem to see the router i have the worstation configured for dhcp from the router but for some reason they dont see eachother I dont understand why? if i run ipcofig on the win98 pc i get a apipa address instead of a dhcp ip address that my router should be pushing out just like it does for my pc??? I think im missing a major step here but i cant see it...

A:Solved: Regarding Netgear Wireless Router and Netgear USB Wireless nic card...

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Good Evening
hope someone can help

i have a netgear router dg834gt and netgear switch gs608

2 computers connected direct to router work fine (using vista!)

yet 4 computers through switch have no internet access!! (using xp)

switch is connected via Cat5E cable to router
have tried everything i can think, with exceptions of upgrading firmware!

any help would be greatly recieved! (am having to make do with dongle!)


A:Solved: no internet through switch (Netgear router Netgear switch)

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Hi All,

I recently put in a Netgear firewall, configured it, its running no problem. Then I setup a new Netgear N600 wireless router, configured it, gave it a static IP, connected to it, works like a charm. Thing is, when I try to access the web gui I receive nothing.. Is the Netgear firewall taking priority or something? I went directly connected to the netgear wifi router and double checked to make sure that there was no settings restricting administration from wifi users, etc.. Anyone have a similar setup ?

Thanks All

A:Netgear FVS318G FW & Netgear N600 wifi router Can't access webgui

You sure been busy! Have "seen" you all over this place.

Is the FVS318G router connected to the N600 router's WAN port or a LAN port?

If WAN have you changed one of the routers so that they don't both use the same LAN subnet (I didn't check each one, but they probably both default to the same).

If LAN have you disabled the N600's Dhcp server?

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Should be easy!....
But I cannot get my NEW Netgear N600 router to communicate with a NEW Netgear WN 3000 RP extender.

The instructions say to press the WPS button on the extender then the WPS button on the router. No WPS button exists on the router!

The instructions also I can use any wireless network manager utility to set this up. Can't find where this is in Windows 7.

The I pad has found the NETGEAR_EXT address but won't connect. And the light on the extender does no indicate teh router is communicating with it.

Thought this process would be a simple plug and play, but...frustration!

A:Netgear N600 router & Netgear WN3000 range extender

You can see the button here pal ... Netgear call it "Push 'N' Connect"

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Hey, I have a netgear router and every time I restart my computer the router seems to not work anymore. After restart I click IE and it loads up to that Not respondiong screen. Once I reset the modem and router its fine again. Anyone have any ideas on what it could be?

A:Solved: NetGear Router

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My "asus" tablet. It has numbers and was tied in ok to my pc.Until my my daughter-in-law reset it, trying to help with a different problem..? Is this fairly simple to do, again? there are security numbers and a serial number on the back, of the router. Are these t to be used? please accept my thanks on this. bob s ~waiting to hear

A:[SOLVED] netgear router/how do i tie it-----

If the router is using WEP or WPA encryption you will have to enter the paraphrase into each device. The numbers on the back are either WPS password and the MAC address.

Go to the manufacture of your router website and look for "Support" or documents to show you how to do this.

Other than that we can not help you with passwords, keys, and codes it is against the rules here. Forum Rules

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This is a problem that I have been having and been trying to get resolved for a month or so.

The system that I have is a home computer, windows xp sp#3 home version IP static, with a subnet automatically set to The second computer that I use is a laptop, windows 2000 pro, sp#4, static ip is also with a subnet set as well as the first computer. I do not have a problem using the crossover cable and transfereing files that way, but now I have a router in the line and wanted to send the information wireless to the computer A through the router. The router has been changed from it’s original ip of to with the same subnet as the 2 computers.

I can use the command from the computer A and ping the computer A and the router to rule out telecommunication error from one side. When I ping the laptop, nothing. I get timed out. When I do the same on the laptop, I can ping just only the laptop. Then I tried to ping the router, I get timed out as well. Is there anything that I am missing?

I have also shared both drives on both computers as well and the permissions have been set.

The router is a netgear wrg614 that is using dhcp server address within the ip range. Also there is no DSL internet on this rounter, I am trying to use it as a file sharing device between 2 computers.

On the two computers, I have installed the file sharing within the properties of the network connections and they are both on the same networ... Read more

A:Solved: pc to pc with a netgear router

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As a small background - i moved into my first apartment with 4 other guys and since I brought the routers I'm the one trying to fix them. The router we initially set our place up with was the same one i used in my dorm last year. All year long it was iffy with Windows computers, kicking people off randomly, not letting them connect (myself included) yet my friends mac computers literally never had an issue once. After moving into this apartment I have not been able to connect to this router at all and have been using my upstairs neighbors' the entire semester. We thought it could possibly be because we have 5 laptops, 3 Xbox's and 5 smart phones attempting to access it (rarely all at once its usually probably 5 items total when were all home). So i made a trip home and grabbed a spare router my dad had laying around so we could run two routers. That's where i ran into some problems, well more problems i guess.

The original router : Netgear WNR1000
Second Router: Netgear WNDR3300
Modem: Arris TM822
ISP: Optimum
Laptop: HP dv6t Windows 7

So i tried plugging the second router in through one of the LAN ports on the original router to set up another network but it did not work. I searched all over the internet followed various instructions but none of them resulted in the second router giving me a connection to the internet. I tried to setup an internet connection with the second router alone but it would never connect to the internet even after i reset it t... Read more

A:Solved: Netgear Router Mess

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The problem is that everytime I want to play on Xbox Live than I get a NAT warning and I cannot join some of my friends games. The wireless router is a Netgear WGR614 v7 and I would like to know how to open the NAT. I am a tech noob and therefore would prefer easy instructions, any advice would be greatly recieved.

A:Solved: Strict NAT on Netgear Router

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I purchased a Netgear WNR2000v2 Router last week and have not been able to enable the traffic meter, it is grayed out. I would like to keep track of my bandwidth flow on 3 home computers and a laptop. Does it not support cable modem? Please advise.

A:Solved: Netgear WNR2000v2 Router

Maybe not. I don't know how you or anyone else would have a firmware release before the initial release but this confusing FAQ seems to say something about your issue:

10. Why is the Enable Traffic Meter checkbox grayed-out and unable to setup the traffic meter?

Please note that the firmware version before v1.0.0.34 (initial release) only supports Traffic Meter for WAN types on PPPoE or PPTP mode. Traffic Meter for WAN type with DHCP or Static IP mode will be supported on future FW release. Click to expand...

My advice is to update to the latest firmware, if there is a newer version than what you have, and then reset to factory default settings and reconfigure. If still no good all I can suggest is to call or email Netgear.

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I am not exactly computer savvy and when I was setting up my wireless router I used the CD that came with it. I have Windows Vista and a Netgear WGR614 v8 wireless router. When I installed it it wasnt working properly so I used the Vista tutorial and was able to finally access it on line. I thought I had set it up correctly and installed it as a secure network but even though I wrote my passcode down, it keeps telling me access denied. How do I uninstall it so I can start over again? Any help would be appreciated!

A:Solved: Netgear Router Troubles

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I search the knowledge base at and was unable to find the answer so here I am. I had my netgear WGR614v4 running for like a year, I upgraded the firmware to the latest release .v5_0_07 and my internet connection went to the dawgs, was lagging like crazy. So I attempt to revert back, but now the stupid connection wizard wouldn't allow me to access the router contril panel, and it doesn't see my broadband connection. I tried the reset button on the rear panel with no change. PLEASE I at my wits end here any help would be appreicated. Thanxs

A:Solved: netgear wgr614v4 router

Did you do the full factory reset, holding the button in for the required time? If that fails, I'd contact Netgear's tech support.

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I just got a NetGear Range Max Wireless G Router off ebay and am trying to install. Aside from the router all I have is the adapter and some instructions to reset the username and password. How do I set it up? I already looked up the default username and password. Now I need to know what to do next. I am using my other Router from Cox at the moment so I can look this up. I tried plugging in the phone ethernet cable and the adapter cable to computer and router. Then I went to use internet and there was an error message saying something like cannot display page. I typed in website and I kept getting error message. How can I reset the previous user name and password if I can't get internet connection? Everything turns on correctly including the router. Maybe there is a simple step that I have forgotten. Anyone got any ideas?

A:Solved: Netgear Wireless Router

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I have a Paradyne DSL modem connected to a Netgear WGR614 wireless router. This set-up has been working great for over a year.

A couple of weeks ago, my DSL (or so I thought) quit working while I was using it. No big deal, I just let it be, thinking it would be up the next day. Next day, same thing, so I started the normal troubleshooting. Everything looked like it should, so I connected directly to the DSL modem and everything worked fine. I decided my Netgear had bit the dust, even though everything looked good. I tried another router and had the same results, so I purchased a new Netgear because I wasn't sure of the configurations for the second router. Same thing.

In order to connect the modem directly to the computer, I have to enter the IP, Gateway and DNS numbers in my PC, so I know my numbers are still valid. Any ideas as to why my DSL will no longer work through a router? I can access the routers internal configuration from my pc, so I know the connection between those two are good. When I set the Netgear back to factory defaults, it was able to detect what type of connection I have, so I assume the connection between the modem and the Netgear is good. I tried disabling my firewall temporarily. I am at a loss as to what to try next. I know several people who have the exact set-up at their homes and are working fine.

The troubleshooting was performed on my wired Windows XP Home desktop; however, I also tried wireless with my Windows XP Professional laptop.
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A:Solved: No DSL Connection with Netgear router

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Ok, so far Tech Support Guy users have been soooo helpful with all my problems and patient with my amateur-ness
Let's hope you can understand me with this inquiry, and I can understand what I need to do...
I have a Netgear Wireless-N 150 Router WNR1000v2 that my daughter hooked up for me a few months back. Then the ISP provider was "switched" and I'm told that my brother was at my home re-installing the same router. I was out of the country and now that I'm home, we've "switched" ISP's again, and apparently the router needs to be re-installed again...?
I'm not understanding "why" it needs to be re-installed each time... I would've guessed that "once" would be enough (thus being the initial installation) followed by maybe "reconfigured" or something [at most] whenever we switch services... Wouldn't that make sense?
However, if re-installation is necessary, so be it, but that isn't my problem... the original CD seems to be missing (along with a bunch of other CD's) which I'm almost sure my brother "took" because he took alot of things that he won't return... [long story short, my brother has addiction problems and is causing problems in the family].
Anyway, is there a way I can "accomplish" setting up this router "without" the original CD?
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A:Solved: Help setting up a Netgear router pls

The only value of the CD is the user manual, which you already have online, so no loss there.

Chapter 1 of the manual is probably sufficient for your task. If you can connect your computers to the router by ethernet and by wireless then the only thing you probably have to do is (re)configure the WAN settings--how it connects to your modem.

If you post your modem brand and model we can probably help with the WAN configuration if you don't have the information from your ISP. If you are posting via a connection to your modem you could post the following to give us some more hints ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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I'm new here and need help. I've spent probably six hours with various tech support people over the last 24 hours and am frustrated.

Bought and installed a new Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band Router WNDR 3400. Modem is actually an ActionTec Gateway GT701 which I have made a bridge to the router (also recently updated firmware too). I can get online wirelessly with several computers and the ethernet connection on the XP works fine too. The MAIN problem is that my wireless signal isn't any stronger than before on the old ActionTec.

One of the reasons we got this is because the wireless signal didn't reach to the master bedroom (using iPad or iTouch). Now it will sometimes show one bar, but is quick to drop it.

I'm so frustrated and don't know what else to try. The router is placed up high in the office and does have to go through a block wall. But I read lots of reviews where the Netgear boasts strong and far reaching signals.

Anything else I can do? Thanks for your help.

A:Solved: New NetGear router problem

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I've been trying for days to log into my router to try to enable encryption,

Each time I get ''log in failed'' System Authentication Failed. Please contact your system administrator for the correct information

I've tried everything suggested on the page below, nothing works.

My Internet connection through the Router is fine, no problems, 48.0Mpbs at the moment.

I had previously phoned the support line twice because the encryption code they gave me didn't work, all it did was stop me from connecting to the internet, no joy there , they just talked me through exactly what's on the troubleshooting page above, suggested it was a problem with the wireless card.

I'ts since then I can't connect to the Router.

I've spoken to IBM support, ( lovely people logged the call and phoned me back, cheapest support call ever )
we've tested everything and they assure me it's a problem with the Router, only now I can't get in to change anything.

I've mailed Netgear Support twice, once Saturday then again Tuesday, no reply yet so I was hopeing someone here may have a few ideas.

It's a new IBM Thinkpad R51, running WXP Pro.

A:Solved: Netgear Router DG834G

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I have a netgear wirelress rotuer. it was working fine till this moning, I can see the lights are perfectly fine according to the netgear manual. I can ping the router but it will not connect to the internet. As far as I know, nothing has been change. The wireless router connects to a Netgear router and we ( who has wireless laptops access the wireless router.) I dont understand what happened. I tried 2 different pc and they both has the same problem. Any suggestions?? and its set to obtain automatically ips address. please help me thank you

thank you

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I recently replaced my old router with the Netgear WPN824 RangeMax router. I have 4 systems on it (3 PC, 1 Mac). All have an internet connection. When all 4 systems are running Windows operating systems (3x Vista, 1x XP; my wife has Vista on her Mac for some PC MMO gaming), there's no issue. However, when she boots back to her Mac OS, download rates drop to 14-30Kbps.

I've spoken to the people at Netgear, who said they had absolutely no idea what was going on.

edit: I forgot to add I have 2 desktops (1 mac, 1 pc running vista) direct wired to the router and 2 laptops (both pc's, 1 xp, 1 vista) connected via wireless.

A:Solved: Netgear WPN824 Router

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I have a netgear router and recently i just purchased a iphone. for some reason my wifi connection does not work on my iphone. i have connected 2 desktop and 1 laptop through wifi with my netgear and it works fine. However, my wifi connects with my iphone but the webpage just doesnt load. Can it be my router blocking the connection through my phone? I know it is not my iphone so it have to be my netgear wifi. Is there is specific setting needed for my router in order for my iphone wifi to work?

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Would it be worthwhile to upgrade a Netgear MR814 router to a newer Super G or better. When currently using this router it says it will take me 13 hours to download a 46MB file, watching it transfer at a rate of approx. 1.54 KB/sec. Worked with RR tech support and they say the modem is transferring at correct speed so problem must be with wireless router which I have had for approx. 5-6 years. Problem began when I switched to digital phone and they brought me a new modem.

A:Solved: Need to upgrade Netgear Router?

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I have just set up a NETGEAR WPN824 wireless router and I am now having trouble connecting to it wirelessly. I am able to connect to it fine wired to my desktop, running xp, but when I try to connect on either my laptop, running OSX, my ipod touch, or even my desktop using a wireless adapter I am unable to connect. I have tried removing all security, and they still are unable to connect. I can see the network just fine on any of the devices, but when I try connecting it tries for a few seconds then just gives up. Any help would be most appreciated.

A:Solved: Not able to connect to NETGEAR router on any device

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Hi, I am an absolute computer beginner (I use my computer for word processing, email, and internet), so please bear with me; I read a lot of other posts to determine what I would need to say here, sorry if i leave anything out.

We have a gateway desktop with windows xp, which is connected to a cable modem, and the modem to a wireless router, netgear wgr614v6. an ibm laptop running xp connects to the wireless network and has never had any problems. we got a new laptop, gateway, with vista on it and it will not connect to any wireless network. i ahve already called gateway tech support, reinstalled the drivers, gone through all their suggestions, and they say the problem is with my router. the laptop finds my wireless network but says it cannot connect, no matter how close it is to the router. the network is not password protected, encrypted, and i even tried turning off all firewalls. i have logged in to the router and tried changing the channels and other settings to see if that would work and nothing does. i have power cycled the router and modem every time i made a change to see if that would help and it does not. the laptop consistenly sees the network but says it can't connect.

netgear has a site with info on upgrading your router for vista but next to my model router is a link for a complete reinstall of the router; we dont have vista on this desktop and there is no one file specified to upgrade the router for vista in the download.

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A:Solved: Netgear WGR614v6 Router and Vista

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I am trying to decide between the Dlink DGL-4500 and the Netgear WNDR3700

Both support dual band/gigabit.

Anyone using either of these? Your thoughts?

A:Solved: Netgear vs Dlink router - your choice?

My personal choice would be the D-Link, but I suspect both will be similar. I haven't used either of them, so I base my opinion on my experience with other products from the two companies.

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I have a Netgear Wireless N-300 Router and I'm able to get on the internet on my computer that is hardwired into the router, but the wireless feature does not seem to work. I cannot get wifi on my iPhone, my netbook my iPad, or my laptop. All devices tell me i'm connected to the router, but I am not able to update any pages or connect to the internet. it's very frustrating, as Netgear will only help you if you spend $40/month on tech support and I've done all the firmware updates and have tried everything I can think of. Has anyone else had this problem? All of the lights on the router tell me everything seems to be working fine. And my phone tells me that I have a strong wireless connection, but nothing works. Very frustrated!!!

Thanks in advance for any help offered. PLEASE HELP!!


A:Solved: Netgear Wireless Router problems

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So I went to my routers setup page and downloaded a new version. After I download it and it shows up in 'Downloads' how do I use it to update the router? When I click open it asked me what program I want to use to open it. Any advice?

A:Solved: help updating netgear router after download?

You need to log on to the router, and load it through the web interface.

I've got a netgear router, the IP address for the router should be

Type that into a web browser's address bar.

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Hello all,

I have a Netgear wgr614v7 wireless router that has been working perfectly for a couple weeks now, but I have suddenly run into a problem. For some reason, I can now only connect one laptop at a time to the network. When I try to connect a second laptop, it says, "Windows was unable to connect to [network name]". When I try to connect with my Macbook, it says "network timed out". Before, I was able to connect all three without any problems.

Any ideas?


A:Solved: Netgear router suddenly allows only one connection

Make sure the modem is connected to the router's WAN port.

Reset the router to factory default settings (and reconfigure it if the problem disappears).

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I am currently visiting a family in France who have a Netgear router (DG834G), but my Dell laptop can 't see it. All my drivers are up to date.

A:Solved: can't find netgear wireless router

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I have a Netgear DGB834Gv3 router and a Netgear WG111v2 adapter. When first setup I was wireless for about a week. Then I tried to update my security settings and went for a WPS2 PSK setting with password. Since then I have not been able to get the two to communicate. The router seems to be sending signals as it appears in the Available Networks window, and the adapter seems to be flashing blue lights occasionally, but the adapter won't pick up the signals.
Any ideas, please?

A:Solved: netgear router and adapter don't talk

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currently i use Netgear DG834G v5 router and i am unable to access the internet both wired and wireless.i used this router since november and this is the first time i have these prbs. i contacted my internet provider and they checked the line and they said that is working properly. i changed the dns servers and the problem remains unsolved!i only have access on the internet only when i restart the router and for the next 10-15mins.i used the cmd to check and it says req.timed out or received 0 % loss i dont know if there is something with the firewall. i recently changed the antivirus from norton to avira but i didnt have any prbs when i changed it.
what do u think?
thanks in advance!

A:Solved: Netgear router-internet connection

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Well i finally bought the hardware to make a small network at home, my sons pc to be exact.

So i goes and buys a netgear rp114 router which was recommended to my by a mate.

I have a 1mb cable modem connection and both pc's are running windows xp pro, and have more or less the same hardware specs. ( xp2100)

Well i sent the son up into the loft to wire up the cat 5 cable, connected the router to the cable modem (wan) then connected the 2 pc's to slots 1 and 2 at the back of the modem.

Switched everything on all lights are on everything seems ok.
So i tried to connect to the internet with my pc, but no connection

So my question can anyone give me a link to a site with a step by step guide to setting up both pc,s so as to share internet connection.


A:(solved) noob needs help netgear router setup

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Here is the enviroment that I have: One desktop with wol capabilities attached via cable to netgear router. 2 laptops with wifi capabilities. At first I was using the netgear router as a point to point file sharing device that I can use as a INTRANET. Since the desktop has wol via cable, I can access the desktop anytime with my laptop using static IP. Now the wife went and got 2wire modem with wifi capability and is using it on her laptop. I am wondering if I can change the settings within the 2 wire to setup static ip for INTRANET use and be able to get INTERNET access as well. The other problem is that I am still wanting to use the netgear router for the desktop as a wol so that I can access that computer as well for files. Is this non-impossible? I have all of the keys and total information for both routers.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Netgear router and 2 wire system

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After a few frustrating hours trying to figure out why my new HP couldn't see my Netgear WGT624v2, I conntect hardwire, downloaded the windows updates and ... still coundn't find my router. I tried the WGT624v3 and it did not work. Couldn't find a driver on the netgear site. Do I have to buy a new rounter?!? This makes no sense to me.


A:Solved: Netgear wireless router not supported by Vista

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Hi - my first post so please be kind. I have searched for a previous answer, but similar ones all seem more complex problems than mine!

I am running XP on my PC and connecting to the Internet with a Netgear 54 Mbps Wireless ADSL Modem Router DG834G v3.

Most of the time it is fine (and it also runs a second PC upstairs through the wireless network OK).

Then about once or twice a day, the Internet light goes from green to orange, flashing on and off for about 10 seconds, then off altogether for a few seconds, then flashing orange again and so on. At this point if I click on the Internet connection symbol in the bottom right hand corner of the screen (task tray?) it tells me I am connected, but with no speed, and I can't access any websites.

If I try the connection diagnostics in XP, it tells me to check the wires, turn the modem off and on again, but when that doesn't work just tells me to contact my ISP.

Each time this has happened I have tried re-booting the PC, and tried turning the power to the router/modem off for a few minutes and back on, no luck, and then eventually, for no apparent reason, the link seems to recover itself and I am back online. (This morning it took about 30 minutes)

We get our Internet through overhead telephone wires (no cable out here in the sticks) and the best speed I ever show on teh connection status screen is 2.5Mbps, but often much less.

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A:Solved: Netgear Router dropping Internet connection

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As of last friday, I had a xbox 360 that worked fine with this router. But, my Xbox crashed, so I bought a used one. When I plug it in to my router with an ethernet cable, the light shows on the port for a little while then resets. This creates a disruption, and the xbox wont connect. It fails the very first network test. I tried different cables, that didnt work. However, if i plug the same ethernet cord into my laptop from the same port on the router, the laptop still gets internet and the connection does not drop.
Also, I plugged the xbox directly into the modem and THIS worked. So, its not a faulty ethernet port on the xbox. I tried port forwarding the ports that are recommended to open on the router and i tried resetting the router and modem multiple times.
Nothing changed on the router between xboxes, and I know I have at least covered all the basics. A friend told me I may be able to try turning off Mac Address Filtering, but I dont know how to do this on my NetGear wgr614 v5 router.
Anybody have any ideas whats going on? The weirdest part is how it will connect, and the light is lit up on the port the xbox is plugged into, but then when i run a test the lighht goes out and the test fails. Its like the router is kicking the xbox off or keeps resetting that connection.

Thanks in advance for any help!

A:Solved: Xbox 360 not connecting to NetGear WGR614 v5 router

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Why is it that My Linksys WUSB54GC Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter can't detect the Netgear router(MR814v2) in my home ? Any ideas?

A:Solved: linksys adapter works with netgear router?

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NetGear router works properly. There was no problem to install wireless USB adapter on other computer. However when NetGear WG111V2 smart wizard scans for SSID in Networks tab it doesn't recognize a router ( nothing is found ). Tried with WEP first , then disabled any security but didn't make any difference.

A:Solved: NetGear WG111V2 doesn't see router after scanning

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Hi I would like to password protect my Netgear WGT624v3 wireless router but I can not access the Netgear settings page. I have always had a problem with this. The Netgear WGT624v3 wireless router is connecting to a Linksys BEFSR41v3 router. This reason for this is because the modem and Linksys BEFSR41v3 router is in my basement and I am on the 3rd floor of the house. The wireless router will not work from my basement so I have it with me on the 3rd floor. When I try to access the settings page for the Netgear router using it is sending me to the Linksys router settings page. Can anyone help me with this issue please? I am pretty sure my neighbors are using my wireless router and it's been slow the past couple of days. Thanks!

A:Solved: Securing a Netgear WGT624v3 wireless router

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How I fixed my connection problem.

With Netgear DG834GT and TalkTalk, my connection stayed up for Half Hour to an hour before it fell over. Only a router restart would get the internet up again. Also, when the internet went down, the ' i ' light went out. Also had a similar problem with the TalkTalk supplied router.

Was previously with SKY and had the same problem with their supplied DG834GT router.

Complained to TalkTalk constantly, finally sent their engineer, who did not find the problem within the first half hour as the connection is always up, but engineer said he would say the connection dropped while he was there so that a BT Engineer could come out.

BT Engineer came out twice and could not find problem as well. On the second visit, engineer got exchange to test from exchange to the DG834GT and all was OK. Gave TalkTalk an update that the problem still exists. However after the BT engineer finished his testing, noticed the ' i ' light on the router stayed up even when the connection went down.

Tried the TalkTalk wired router again and noticed this time the connection stayed up, but same problem with the DG834GT.


I borrowed my brothers DG834GT which he is using on UKONLINE at his home and works without problem. Suprisingly, this identical router worked fine on my connection on TalkTalk and UKonline. However, my original router worked fine on his UKONLINE service, but did not work well on my TALKTALK connection. When I was with SKY, I d... Read more

A:Solved: Netgear Router TalkTalk UKOnline DG834

Has this issue just started? Or has it never worked? How many other devices do you have on the BT line. ie. No of phones? Fax's. Is this device connect to the master BT connection? Filters are installed on other connected equipment? If possible. Disconnect eveything possible to reduce possible causes. I have same Router and have no problem. So, at least we know that the router does work with talktalk. Are you able to login to the admin pannel on the router? If so can you provide the firmware version Under >Maintenance>Router Status.


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I have a netgear router and i cant get it to connect to the internet through my comcast rca modem. i have tried the power cycle thing many times and the ipconfig/release / renew but nothing. i haven't tried the mac address thing but i need step by step instructions to do it because i am not very tech smart. Also i might not be turning my modem off all the way. the light still blinks but i am not sure how to turn it all the way off. Can anyone help?

A:Solved: My Netgear router wont connect to the internet.

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We have always had the cable modem and Netgear router near each other (with computers nearby as well.) Now we want to set up our computers in another room. We want to leave the modem where it is, and relocate the router near our computers, which are not wireless. Doing it this way means there will be only one cable running room to room. Will this compromise our internet speed? I am assuming the 50 ft line from modem-to-router will not affect the speed.

A:Solved: Do cable modem and Netgear router need to be close to each other?

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Hello! Trying to get my Netgear N600 router to connect to the internet...nothing will get it to connect. Please help...I am able to follow step-by-steps to resolve this. Any ideas much appreciated...please let me know what info you need to start!

A:Solved: Netgear N600 router won't connect to internet

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I have just recently had installed a sky satellite along with the sky+hd service. The sky+hd box is connected to a phone extension line via a filter. All other extensions have filters installed. I have a digital phone connected to the same extension as sky via a second filter. Both filters go into a splitter. Since this has been done I can no longer connect to AOL. I can sometimes connect to the internet via IE but cannot load any web pages apart from those with very few graphics - and loading is excruciatingly slow. If I disconnect the sky+hd box everything is fine. If I leave the sky+hd box connected, switched on but don't switch the Panasonic TV on everything is still fine. The TV is connected to the sky+hd box via an HDMI cable. I am on a BT line, more than 5 miles from the exchange, and according to BT my max available speed is 256k!! I have run broadband speed checker and it gives me download speeds of 464k and upload of 213k. My router is a netgear dg834g and I am running windows vista (SP1 I think).
Any ideas out there? Could it be a bandwidth problem?

A:[SOLVED] aol broadband won't connect, netgear dg834 router, sky+ hd

I don't seem to have 'edit' option yet - maybe because I just joined forum yesterday - so will reply to my own post.
Solution - use TWO filters between extension socket and Sky+HD box. Found this solution on another forum and it works. Apparently using a better quality filter at the main BT socket also works ie. one of those which replaces the faceplate and filters all extensions.

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I have a new N600 Netgear DSL modem/router. I was able to install the internet connection but no the Wireless. It keeps asking me for a PIN number . They say it is on the device itself.

A:Solved: Cannot get new Netgear DSL Modem/Router connected to Wireless

yes, the pin number should be written on the label on the router

otherwise connect to the router by a cable and then you would need to loginto the router configuration pages and goto the wireless section where you can read the pin code

do you have the exact model N600 is generic for a few netgear models- again it will be written on the label on the router itself

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I have a netgear WGT624 v3 Wireless G router. I run linux, and recently I started noticing that anytime I tried to download a large file (like a deb file which is similar to a setup.exe in some ways) would be corrupted. Running md5sum would confirm that each download attempt would be corrupted differently every time.

I ruled out the laptop by bypassing the router and going strait to the cable modem and with that connection I had zero errors. Otherwise, connecting to the router wirelessly causes problems (and this has been confirmed via a laptop, a PC and an iPhone which has also experienced download problems with installing apps).

The router is currently running the latest available firmware and it's been running this version for at least a year with no issues up until a couple days ago.

I've attempted to reset the router to it's factory defaults and work my way back up to a wireless WPA2 connection from scratch, but it didn't solve anything. Even disabling encryption entirely still produces the same problem. Some downloads just locks up for minutes before resuming and ultimately to no good end as the download is still corrupt.

So, does this sound like a hardware problem? Think it might be possible to fix it somehow? Perhaps blowing dust out of it maybe? Probably worth a shot but I've never heard of anyone doing that before.

Any other suggestions? Would it be worthwhile to attempt to reinstall the firmware? Or even revert to an older version to s... Read more

A:Solved: My Netgear Wireless G Router is starting to flake out. What can I do?

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Hi All

I have a Netgear Router at home, and both my Laptop and Tablet connect to it via WiFi. Now on both the Laptop and Tablet, Internet has recently become VERY slow. I contacted my ISP and they said everything on their side is fine, so it has to be on my side...

What can cause this? I've checked for Malware but the fact that both the tablet and Laptop has slow internet points to the router. I also flushed my DNS on my laptop and booted into safemode with networking, internet still ridiculously slow...

Note, both the laptop and tablet travel with me and did connect to other networks sometimes

Any Suggestions?

Thank You

A:Solved: Slow Internet on PC and Tablet via Netgear Router

On the laptop what download reading do you get with with an ethernet connection and with a wireless connection?

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

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I am a noob at networking. i wanted to know if i could setup a netgear wireless router to my ethernet cable that is coming out of the wall. is it as easy as plugging the cable coming out of the wall into the internet port on the router?

A:Solved: Setup a netgear wireless router on a company network

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I just tried updating the firmware on my Netgear WGT624 that I've owned for 1.5 years, it hosed it! According to their web site, the only thing that can be done is either hold the reset button for 30-60 seconds or if that doesn't work, you need to buy a NEW router.

Warranty is only good for one year, now I'm stuck with the cost of having to buy a new router because of owning it 1.5 years. I upgraded with THEIR upgrade, which hosed the router, now they want me to buy a new one. Good way to build those sales numbers I guess. THEIR "upgrade" hosed MY router and I have to pay? I'm not happy about that and I've questioned them on it. Netgear is now deleting my posts because I point out in no uncertain terms that this is...let's say, not right.

I had nothing but problems with the setup since I got it, they would not do anything to fix it. I was constantly losing my connection and having to reboot the router. It was not due to local interference (like a 2.4ghz phone), I believe it was because it would get so hot. Apparently this was a known issue, but Netgear already had our money, so Caveat Emptor seems to be their feeling on the matter.

Thought everyone should know what they'd be dealing with if they have a problem with their Netgear products.


A:Solved: **Netgear WGT624 v2 upgrade hoses router permanently**

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A few days ago my ISP connection dropped out for a few hours. After the modem/router restart I discovered that all wired devices and some wireless devices can connect but a few of the wireless devices are unable to connect and cannot ping the router. As soon as I plug them in with a wired connection they work. The router is a Netgear N900 with the latest firmware upgrade. Both he 2.4ghz and 5.0ghz connections are set to use wpa2 aes authentication. Even when the ping shows a general failure, the router logs show an access denied message for the Mac address that attempted the ping. When I switch to security none connections work fine. There is also a Sony Bravia tv on the network that was connecting fine before the restart but now will only connect when the network security is set to none. None of the router settings changed. None of the pc settings changed.

The network setup is pretty simple.

Adsl2 modem accesses the Internet successfully.
This then feeds into the wan connection of the netgear n900.
An old vista windows desktop is wired to the netgear and has connectivity
A brother laser printer is wired to the netgear and has connectivity
An asus laptop with an atheros wifi adapter and running windows 7 connects wirelessly to either the 2.4 or 5.0 band and has connectivity
An asus laptop with an atheros wifi adapter and running windows 7 attempts to connect wirelessly to the 2.4 band, doesn't pick up the 5.0 band and has no connectivity until security on the router i... Read more

A:Solved: Some laptops won't connect after netgear n900 router restart

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Just abruptly, my internet connecton failed. I have been using the router for about 3 years.
When I go thru the set up process thru and hit the test button, it indicates I am "connected to the server" but it wont go any further than that. No "negotiation" after that. Netgear says my password is wrong. That's not correct.
Earthlink seems to think it's a bad router. I've tried the factory reset and that didn't work
I am using Windows 98, but I have been still able to use the router for the last 3 years.
The modem is a 5360 Speedstream.
Can someone help me?
Thank You

A:Solved: netgear router mr814 does not connect to Speedstream modem

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I have 7 devices connected to my Netgear Router 600/3700v2 and the devices keep disappearing. I believe I have found the solution. Connect to your Netgear Router (you will see BASIC and ADVANCED options) and select the ADVANCED settings. Click the tab below ADVANCED SETTINGS and in the drop down menu select UPnP. You will see on the top of the screen ADVERTISEMENT TIME TO LIVE - this setting DEFAULTS TO "4" which is okay for "normal" home use (well, it didn't work for me). This setting is what controls your attached devices. If you keep losing them, try increasing the settings until they remain visible. I tried 5 first - no go. Then I tried 8 and I haven't lost the devices since. Hope this works for you!

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This is my first post so please be gentle, I have a Netgear DG834GT connected to Talk Talk with a WEP security key, I have 1 desktop, 1 laptop, ps3. ipod touch and iphone all using it wirelessy, there all connected to my home network, but its pot luck if you can connect to the internet at any time with any off them, it seems to be whatever is connected first is ok, whatever trys to connect to 2nd or 3rd and so on is pot luck, or the connection may even drop, please help.

A:Solved: Lose connection with netgear router, with multiple devices???

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I have a Covad DSL modem and a Netgear wireless router. I had the internet connection set up using an ethernet cable connected to a desktop computer, with several wireless laptops on the network. Now my desktop has crashed (not worth fixing), so I set up the same connection on a laptop, but it is now tethered by the ethernet cable to the modem, and therefore anchored to a desk. Can I reconfigure to set up all computers in my home wirelessly, or must one always be connected with the ethernet cable? The laptop it is currently set up on is a hp pavilion with Windows Vista.

A:Solved: help setting up a netgear router without ethernet cable connection

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Using a HP notebook with Vista basic and am unable to connect to the wireless network. The computer can pick up the router but will not connect. This is a connection in a flat but it is un-authenticated. At the moment I am connecting using 3G mobile internet.
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : bagseye-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

PPP adapter 1.3G:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 1.3G
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . :
Secondary WINS Server . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-24-2B-17-C1-C3
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A:Solved: Netgear DG834PN wireless router not connecting on Vista basic

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Just wondered if anyone can sort a problem i have which is strange, yesterday i bought a brand new
NETGEAR DGND3700 Wireless ADSL Router-N600, Dual Band router/modem
when i installed it all it wont detect my internet ( i'm on plusnet fibre ) if that's any help, when i launch my browser and go inside the router by network genie it wont detect the internet, it keep's saying there's no dsl cable plugged into the adsl port (which it is) everything is connected up properly, ive followed all the instruction's as well, does anyone know what it could be?

A:Solved: Netgear N600 router/modem wont detect my internet???

Default font size is much less unpleasant on the eyes.

I've never heard of an ADSL modem or modem/router used with fiber optic. You really have some device that "translates" between the fiber and 2-wire phone cable? Why would you even want to do that?

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Having problems connecting to NetGear and Belkin wireless routers, that require WEP password.
The wireless connection sees the router, full strength -5 bars, and asks for the password. After I give it twice, it just sits there and does not connnect.

Tried running update driver, but latest one on sony website is the one I have - from 2005

Running XP Home ed, Service pack 2, up to date.

I have not installed SP3 because of possible conflicts with the AMD cpu chipset, and last time I did it crashed the entire system.

Any help appreacated

A:Solved: sony vaio VGN FS470/w wireless will not connect to wep netgear router

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I just connected a Netgear DG834G Router to my system and after a little difficulty with IP addresses etc. got it going. The only problem is I don't seem to be able to log into either my yahoo or hotmail account. I get to the account name and password screen and then it justs hangs. Any suggestions on possible router settings which might be giving me an issue? I've never set up any security settings for routers before so it could be something simple. Probably. Hopefully.
Many thanks,
After trying altering MTU values etc and setting firewall rules with no sucess, in the end I powered off my router for about a minute and rebooted my PC. Now I have no problem connecting. PC's - gotta love 'em. Thanks for the help anyway JonathanAnon.

A:Solved: Netgear DG834G router, fine except no yahoo or hotmail login possible

No yahoo or hotmail, eh?

Not sure about this, as you dont give a lot of details, but off the top of my head this sounds like SSL (Secure Socket Layer) may be blocked at the router. Can you get into another other secure sites, i.e. Paypal, ebay, amazon etc etc.

Oh yeah, if you find that this is the case (and you cant access ANY secure sites) open your router "Control Interface", probably through your Internet Browser, and configure the router to allow TCP traffic out on port 443 (SSL).

Let me know how you get on.


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Hi there,

I have a broadband connection with Virgin Media and I brought a Netgear Wireless G - Router WGR614 v9 which is connected up and works fine - or at least my vista desktop and iphone connects to it ok.

I have since brought a Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Netbook and I just can not connect wireless internet to the netbook. The netbook instead keeps connecting me to a BTOpenzone /BTFONE connection which one of the neighbours must have as its not mine, although even the BTOpenzone comes up low signal and even that doesn't give me an internet connection.

Also I tried login into my router login page so I can add a device using the MAC address like I had to do for my iPhone but I keep getting an error message MAC address invalid although i dont know if this is even required.

I have gone into the dell wireless wlan card utility thing and tried to remove the btopenzone signal but it keeps reattaching itself, i have also tried adding my netgear.

That comes up with connection status - authenticating and at the bottom client ipv6 address not availiable (dont know it that should read that)

I am going out of my mind now, been trying stuff for days - i dont know what else to do

Please help, many many thanks
Pretty please any advise is much appreciated. Thankyou for any help in advance

A:Solved: Dell Netbook Mini 10 won't conect to Wireless Netgear router

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My internet works fine with the wire from modem directly connected into the laptop but when the wire from modem is connected to the router, I am not able to access the internet.
I tried to make my laptop (Running windows 7 64 bit os) as the router and i can easily access net on my other devices.

I thought there is a problem with my router. So I took my router to my cousins place who has the same ISP provider. And to my surprise ,my router worked perfectly there.
I cannot understand what i can do to fix my problem.
My ISP just provides me the wire , the modem is installed somewhere out. I just get the wire from the modem.

My ISP gives dynamic ip addresses. I have to login in the site every time i connect the wire to my ethernet port of the laptop.
I took the router to my friends place sharing the same ISP with the same package. My router worked fine there.
i brought his Belkin router to my home to check. And at my place, it didnt work.

A:Solved: My INTERNET works fine with my modem but very slow with the router (netgear,

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Hi All

Recently purchased an Amilo Li1718 running Vista Premium. On trying to connect wirelessly to my Netgear WGT624 v3 I can see all the details of my wireless network (signal strength etc.), if I drop the channel number from 13 to 11, and disable WEP, but cannot connect at all no matter what I try.

I have no problems connecting with a different (DELL) laptop running XP and a Belkin wireless adapter, and I can do the same (connect) with the Amilo. However, I'm at a loss to find a reason and resolution to the lack of connection using the Atheros WLAN AR5007EG device which comes with the Amilo - I don't think it's faulty as it "sees" the wireless network, and others, OK

I've updated the Amilo WLAN driver, tried a few registry tweaks etc. etc. etc. but have had no luck at all.

Can anyone offer any advice on how I might be able to get the Amilo to connect to the WGT624? I've posted on other forums (Amilo, Fujitsu-Siemens who make the Amilo) but no luck at all. And this lack of connection problem with Vista to a wireless network seems to be problematic from what I've seen on the web (anyone confirm?).

I can't provide anymore details about the Amilo setup as I'm at work, but could post back later if someone is kind enough to answer this query. Apologies if I've missed something obvious, but I've been trying to connect for 1 week and have had no luck at all.

A:Solved: Laptop running Vista premium cannot connect to Netgear router wirelessly

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I have been trying to find a way to connect, forward the signal, recieve the signal from my Verizon Fios wireless router up to my WGT624 V3 Netgear router.

Is there a way that I can modify my wirless port on my Netgear to recieve a signal wirelessly from my Verizon Wireless router?

My Neighbor did it once with another wireless router, but he can not remember how he did it. I am thinking it had something to do with the Firmware.

If anyone can help me with this that would be great.

I'm basically trying to push the wireless signal from my Verizon router in my basement, up to my wireless Netgear router which is recieving the signal on the main level so that I can plug my wired (non wireless) laptop into the ethernet port which is receiving wireless signal from the Verizon router in the basement in order to gain access to the internet.

Can this be done with the equipment listed above and or some additional firmware and configuration?

Thank you for all your assistance on this in advance.


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Hi everyone !

Last night I set up a home network for a friends house using a NETGEAR DG834G wireless router. The desktop is connected to the net through the ethernet cable no probs, and my laptop connects to the router wirelesly no problem in every room in the house.

Problem is my friends laptop which is a Compaq Presario (I forget model) cannot find the router. Instead it finds all the neighbour's routers ?!?!? even with the laptop sitting next to the router there is no detection. It is about one year old and running XP. On the Windows network setup it says the wireless chip on the Compaq is a Broadcom 802.116/g

I use Intel PROSet/Wireless to connect to it using my laptop, but my friends laptop has something called HP Wireless Assistant, which has basically no options other than telling you that the wireless technology is turned on.

I have turned off firewalls etc but it will not find the NETGEAR router ?

Any help greatly appreciated.

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So here is my case:


Verizon's Westell 6100:
Modem/Router, provides 1 incoming address (provided by VZ) and provides 1 internal address (

Netgear Wireless Router WGT624 v4:
Wireless Router, accepts and provides 10.0.0.X wired and wirelessly.

Although Verizon's Router indicates that it is on Bridge mode, the damn thing isnt. I thought the main concept of bridging was to become practically invisible and automatically reroute all traffic to the next device, which is what I want.
I want to ultimately use the Netgear device to set all my rules and settings, instead, I have to do it on both.
For instance, Xbox Live is not working 100% properly. I can only play video games without being able to join specific games, or perform any in-game video/voice chat.

I have tried NATing the device. No luck.
I have also tried setting the Netgear device as a Wireless Base Station. Either way, I just would like to have my network ignore 1 device, and have the second one invisibly reroute all the access.

Is that possible? Could you please help?

Thanks to all!

A:Netgear Wireless Router and Westell Modem + Router = Routed Bridge failure

Well, since the "modem" is supplying a private IP address, it's obvious that it's not in bridge mode, that can only happen with a NAT layer, aka a router.

Try this solution to configure it for bridge mode, direct from Verizon:

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Hi all,

I am new to TechSpot. Actually, I need some help setting up my wireless network at home. currently, I am using Dlink 502T DSL router for internet and trying to connect the Dlink router to Netgear wireless router WGR614 for wirelss internet connection to other PC's. Could anybody please tell me how to connect these routers. I am trying to connect Dlink with netgear but i am unable to configure the same. When i use Dlink router directly with the PC, my internet works fine but when i try to use netgear inbetween Dlink router and a PC, my internet stops working. Please suggest. I want to distribute internet to my other computer thru netgear wireless router. please help...


A:how to configure Dlink ADSL router and Netgear Wireless router for internet distrib

Ndhingra said:

Hi all,

I am new to TechSpot. Actually, I need some help setting up my wireless network at home. currently, I am using Dlink 502T DSL router for internet and trying to connect the Dlink router to Netgear wireless router WGR614 for wirelss internet connection to other PC's. Could anybody please tell me how to connect these routers. I am trying to connect Dlink with netgear but i am unable to configure the same. When i use Dlink router directly with the PC, my internet works fine but when i try to use netgear inbetween Dlink router and a PC, my internet stops working. Please suggest. I want to distribute internet to my other computer thru netgear wireless router. please help...

ndhingra to expand...

The easiest way is to run the CD that should have come with the Router, if you havent got it then you will have to configure it manually.

Full instructions can be found on the netgear website here.


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I have Qwest/CenturyLink DSL, and recently replaced the Actiontec M1000 modem which crapped out after 5 years of service. Replaced it with a Netgear DM111PSP v2 router/modem. Now I cannot get either of my two routers, the Linksys WRT54G or WRT160N V2 to broadcast wireless internet. I've spent the most time on the WRT160N. It will broadcast a wireless signal, but devices that attempt to connect to the internet time out while "obtaining IP address". BTW, I just happen to have two wireless routers on hand, I only need one to work.

I can get internet through the hard wire connection. I have the Netgear modem hooked up to the "internet" port of the WRT160N router, and the computer is connected to one of the four ethernet ports on the back of the router. I can access both router and modem setup pages using this setup. The Netgear modem is set up for DHCP server, PPPoA encapsulation, and gets its DNS address dynamically from the ISP. The WRT160N is also set up for automatic DHCP configuration. These are the settings given by running each set up wizard, and this has set me up for some DHCP conflicts.

I think that setting up a dual modem/router in transparent bridging mode (PPPoE) in theory turns off the DHCP, allowing the WRT160N to handle DHCP, but I have no luck even getting my hard-wired internet connection to work if I switch from PPPoA to PPPoE mode. Even if I cut the WRT160N out of the loop and connect the computer direct to the DM111PSP. No internet,... Read more

A:Connecting WRT160N v2 wireless router to Netgear DM111PSP router/modem

Netgear DM111PSP v2 router/modem.Click to expand...

ifthis is a router then you need to connect the other two routers using their LAN inputs NOT the WAN/internet - unless you set the DM111PSP to bridge mode
you may have already covered the below - but check
see here

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together
From a John Will Post

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

C... Read more

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I own a business that offers free Wi-Fi to customers. Originally I had the blue linksys wireless G router hooked up to the booster on the roof. At another location, I just got a Netgear wireless N router, and that worked way better than the linksys. So I got another Netgear router, and installed it in the first location- but I'd like to hook it up to the booster. The guy at Fry's said that the Netgear router will not hookup to the booster- I'd have to hook the Netgear to the linksys, disable something on the linksys, and then the linksys to the booster.
So, my question is, how do I do that?

Thank you very much!

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How do you connect two routers together to increase signal through the whole house? I am trying to use the n300 as my main router (its hooked to cable modem) and use the 2wire as an access point. The two are connected by a known good ethernet cable.



A:Connecting netgear n300 router to 2wire 2701 router

JohnWill's procedure (Aug. 30, 2008) for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. [You will not need a cross-over cable if one of the "routers" is a computer.] Leave the WAN port unconnected!

This procedure bypasses the routing function (NA... Read more

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After a series of computer and network failures, mostly due to electrical storms and electrical contractors, I decided to upgrade my old Netgear router to a new Netgear Wireless-N router.

I have used Network Magic to manage my networked computers and when I decided to upgrade NM, the new version didn't support my old router. So, it seemed like an all over upgrade/update was in order.

What should have been a simple process-- turn everything off, disconnect the old router, replace it with the new router, and go through the set up process (cable modem on, then router on, etc.) has turned into a mystery.

I used the Netgear startup wizard, followed step by step (more than once) and each time I got to the last part of the process, it stalled saying "No Router Found."
It was only after several unsuccessful attempts, that I decided to open my control panel and check things out. Network Connections showed my status as "connected," so I opened my browser and found that I am able to connect to the internet.

What I have not been able to do is to set up my network, network security, etc. I tried to initiate Network Magic for set up, with the same results-- "no router found."

Anyone know what I have going on here? Am I only connected through the LAN connection, perhaps?

To make matters further complicated, my phone service is Vonage, VOIP, and the Vonage device has failed, so I'm waiting for the new one to arrive...can... Read more

A:Replacing Netgear wireless router - router not found

let's establish what IS working and then deal with Network Macgic

I assume these simple tests all work:
ping the router address using the ip address
nslookup returns an ip address (notice the period after .com)
ping works
and tracert works also
and your browser has no problems (just the be sure)

Here is what I see; I assume you have everything EXCEPT the router

Uploaded with

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Hello Friends,

Below is my scenario:

1st Router: Netgear (Currently working/Internet ON)
2nd Router, 3rd Router, etc... : All Linksys Routers (Trying to set-up).

I have cable internet and currently Netgear is connected with the cable modem and is supplying internet perfectly. However, I purchased additional Linksys routers and would like to configure them to work with Netgear Router, I have a static IP from the ISP.

Netgear Login IP:
Linksys Login IP:

BTW: All Routers are wireless as well. Awaiting your reply.


A:Configuring Linksys Router with Netgear Router

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