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smartphone interfering with pc wireless connection

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April 28, 2013 1:17:02 PM

I have a 4G android phone and when I connect it to my home wifi, my Win7 laptop cannot connect reliably (if at all). Problem goes away when I disable wifi on my phone. Using netgear wnr2000 with latest updates applied. Any suggestions?
April 28, 2013 1:21:45 PM

Do you use dhcp or static ip addresses. This sound like an ip address conflict.
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April 29, 2013 3:33:30 AM

noidea_77 said:
Do you use dhcp or static ip addresses. This sound like an ip address conflict.


I use DHCP.
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April 29, 2013 3:43:49 AM

wswoboda said:
noidea_77 said:
Do you use dhcp or static ip addresses. This sound like an ip address conflict.


I use DHCP.

And it's not simple that the iPhone is up-/downloading lots of data?
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April 29, 2013 3:49:38 AM

noidea_77 said:
wswoboda said:
noidea_77 said:
Do you use dhcp or static ip addresses. This sound like an ip address conflict.


I use DHCP.

And it's not simple that the iPhone is up-/downloading lots of data?


The phone is sitting idle most of the time. I'm not a big smartphone proponent and rarely download anything of any size.
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April 29, 2013 4:26:19 AM

Any chance to connect the laptop with a cable for a test? As far as i can see, the router has not a lot of monitoring functions, but at least shows the connected devices with ip addresses. Maybe you can login to the router and find out if both devices are shown with separate ips there.
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April 29, 2013 3:07:59 PM

noidea_77 said:
Any chance to connect the laptop with a cable for a test? As far as i can see, the router has not a lot of monitoring functions, but at least shows the connected devices with ip addresses. Maybe you can login to the router and find out if both devices are shown with separate ips there.


They show up with different IP addresses
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