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Netgear trouble with 2 wifi's :(

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January 18, 2007 12:13:25 PM

Ok, hey all. I have a Netgear WiFi router that worked fine with my Acer notebook up until I built a new Desktop PC. I am not sure what card the notebook has but I'm sure it has a 802.11b frequency.
My Desktop has a Belkin 802.11g card installed (I heard g is faster than b so I went for this card).

Now here's the problem, I cannot seem to get my notebook working on my WiFi, it seems to pick up my neighbours unsecured NETGEAR router just fine but not mine :/  I have enabled both g&b mode on the router so I can't seem to find what the problem is.


Would appreciate some help, sorry if there's not enough info.

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January 18, 2007 3:30:21 PM

Maybe your neighbors WiFi signal is overlapping your signal so much, that you can't even see your own network.

I suggest that you try and change the WiFi Channel on your router... :wink:
January 18, 2007 5:14:44 PM

Nah it's definetly not that my neighbours signal is stronger as it's always lowish.


What channel would you recommend changing too?
January 18, 2007 6:29:03 PM

Go into routers setup and drop off any security you have, Turn on SSID if you have it off. Make sure your routers is set to b/g if you have any b hardware.

Turn off any firewalls you may have active.

Remove your wireless location. Then see if you can connect.

Once a connection is established add security back then your firewalls last. Only do one step at a time, verifying connection after each.
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