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Networking with netgear


el jimbo2

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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.

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mrwoowoo

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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.

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markd71

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Why are you using 2 routers

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lotvic

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Try the suggested solutions on Netgear forum thread http://forum1.netgear.com/showthread.php?t=55511

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

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lotvic

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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

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markd71

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Ok, how old is the pc ?

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el jimbo2

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I am on wpa2.

Old computer ( more than 10 yrs).

Not usb 2.0

Windows xp.

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mrwoowoo

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

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markd71

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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

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el jimbo2

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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?

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lotvic

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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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