Networking with netgear

  el jimbo2 22:22 PM 05 Feb 12

I have a netgear adapter wna3100 linking to a d-link router with virgin.

I have two problems.

1.The pc with the adapter loses connection, sometimes every 5 minutes. Either I have to physically disconnect/reconnect the adapter, or press the 'repair connection' function.

  1. On any video streaming, eg youtube, I get endless pauses on the video.

I have a laptopn connected, and a blackberry play book, both of which work fine. I have talked to netgear helpline and got no joy, even after turning the mtu on the d-link down to 1400, as they reccomended. They also say turn the NAT to open or unsecure on the d-link, but There is no such option.

  mrwoowoo 23:12 PM 05 Feb 12

What are your security settings( WEP,WPA,WPA2 etc) on your router. And what operating system is your PC? NAT filtering may be under 'WAN set up' although i'm not familiar with D-link.

  markd71 00:20 AM 06 Feb 12

Why are you using 2 routers

  lotvic 00:24 AM 06 Feb 12

Try the suggested solutions on Netgear forum thread

Having googled for 'netgear adapter wna3100 keeps losing connection' seems to be quite a common problem with the netgear adapter wna3100

  lotvic 00:34 AM 06 Feb 12

markd71, The Netgear WNA3100 is a wireless USB adapter that enables a computer to connect via Wi-Fi to the Router

How to Troubleshoot Netgear WNA3100 Wi-Fi ClickHere

  markd71 00:44 AM 06 Feb 12

Ok, how old is the pc ?

  el jimbo2 19:24 PM 06 Feb 12

I am on wpa2.

Old computer ( more than 10 yrs).

Not usb 2.0

Windows xp.

  mrwoowoo 20:15 PM 06 Feb 12

xp has compatibility issues with WPA2. Try knocking it down to WPA. If no joy, try WEP as it's an old PC.

  markd71 21:00 PM 06 Feb 12

I am on wpa2.

Old computer ( more than 10 yrs).

Not usb 2.0

Windows xp I'd say your problem lies with your USB 1.0 Install a USB 2.0 pci card & then try

  el jimbo2 21:30 PM 06 Feb 12

Mr. woowoo, wpa on d-link or netgear adapter? I have other laptop (new) so wep might not be appropriate.

Mark, Is your connection working?

  lotvic 23:46 PM 06 Feb 12

The manual says:

"Note: The maximum speed of a USB v2.0 port is 480 Mbps. If your computer has a USB v1.1 port, the wireless-N USB adapter is limited to that port’s maximum speed, which is 14 Mbps."


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