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Old 08-31-2010, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Augusta, Maine
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It means that your wireless problem is the router's fault, not your laptop's.
You should look into replacing the router.
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Old 08-31-2010, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Router is brand new. Two computer systems connect without any problems one is a 5 year old Compaq and the other one is a brand new HP laptop.


John
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Old 08-31-2010, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Diaspora
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Netgear WGR614 Wireless G
Its low end Netgear garbage. Go half with the roomie and buy a Linksys e1000.
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Old 08-31-2010, 02:56 PM
 
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Its low end Netgear garbage. Go half with the roomie and buy a Linksys e1000.
Its old but calling Netgear garbage, then suggesting Linksys is funny.
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Old 08-31-2010, 03:04 PM
 
Location: 10110001010110100
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I am not sure about the Wii issue (could be a restriction on the router settings more than likely) but suggesting replacing hardware for OP's initial issue seemed very odd to me, especially since the issue is within Windows. If it really had anything to do with a hardware component than updating the driver or firmware would be the logical next step, imo.

John, can you provide a screenshot of what you were talking about? Like the screen where you have to enter the info every single time?
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Diaspora
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Its old but calling Netgear garbage, then suggesting Linksys is funny.
IMO I've never hit a quality product from Netgear. Out of the numerous systems I've set up Linksys has outlasted them all. Buffalo is crap, dlink is crap, belkin is getting better. I'm not saying its the best but for the consumer level its the least crapiest. Remember as the consumer level all of them are building them to fit in certain price points. At the commercial levels you get better components. But people arent going to pay the nearly $200 for a quality product.

google "netgear wgr614 problems" and hundreds of issues come up and updating the firmware did not help.

This all being said routers last about three years. When in doubt replace the router first (and sometimes the modem). It is the quickest way to find out if there is an issue in under 30 minutes. Why spend hours first to test out all the software fixes available. Buy it an office supply store, they usually dont have restock fees. If it doesnt resolve the issue then you can go through trial and error to find a software fix. Most people who ask questions on this site are looking for a quick solution and not a training seminar on programming windows. KISS.

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Old 09-01-2010, 06:53 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Its old but calling Netgear garbage, then suggesting Linksys is funny.
I have to agree. We've seen numerous posts here about problems people have had with Linksys routers. I replaced one at my brother's house a few weeks ago and have another to replace at my house this weekend. I'm replacing them with Dlink routers. The configuration program is very easy to navigate, and the first Dlink router I had lasted 8 years. I've used a lot of Netgear switches and had no trouble. Several people I know use Netgear routers without complaint. Ask NHDave about his experiences with Linksys routers.
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Diaspora
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Ok guys back on thread. We each prefer different routers. Our disagreement has nothing to do with the OPs issue.

So here are the driver updates for the Toshiba NB if he wishes to go in that direction first.

Model Content Page
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Old 09-06-2010, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Hi, I finally got my laptop working with my wireless router. Thank you all for the help. The only thing wrong now is my router speed is only 54.0 Mbps and should be 100 Mbps. What settings change the speed?


Thanks, John
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Hi, I finally got my laptop working with my wireless router. Thank you all for the help. The only thing wrong now is my router speed is only 54.0 Mbps and should be 100 Mbps. What settings change the speed?


Thanks, John

John,

Sounds to me like you got it working to spec.

100mbps service is via the internal switch, so you will get that if you connect with a cable, preferably a CAT5 cable.
Wireless G will deliver 54mbps.

The manual for your router: http://ec1.images-amazon.com/media/i...L000003258.pdf

Look at Page 14 of 146 in the pdf for notation regarding Wireless G and 54mbps speed.
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