Bought some wireless kit in the summer and have been reasonably happy with it so far (despite the odd problem).
However, over the past few days I keep losing the connection between my computer and the router with alarming regularity; we're talking at least once every ten minutes - it makes playing online games impossible, and even browsing the the internet is frustrating.
I have NETGEAR DG834G Router and NETGEAR WG311G Wireless card, and am running Windows XP.
I've updated the firmware, but that doesn't seem to have made any difference at all.
Could this be a power saving feature , works fine dyring a big download but shuts down when finished , go into Device manager and in the cards properties see if there is any entry in the Advanced category to turn off power saving .
I had the identical problem with the 834. I could see a 100% strength signal but at random times would completely drop for no apparant reason. After much messing around, I spoke with Netgears No Help line who informed me the dongle was faulty and should be returned. I did so, switched ISP to BT, got a daddy of a router for free and (touch wood) have had no problems ever since.
do not follow le verds advice that is ridiculous never herd anything so silly.it sounds to me as though this could be the router overheating is the router near a heat source or covered?if not then i would say this is a fault with the router.this is quite a regular problem with some makes,i had the same problem 6 months ago changed the router everything's fine now.