I am sick of wireless problems with my second Netgear routers the latest one the DGN 2000, i have tried all the settings moved it to different locations but the connection keeps dropping, so do you think another brand of router like belkin, Linksys or the like would be worth buying? my isp keep telling me because the problem is only when using wireless there is nothing they can do to help me.
If you're using an extension lead from the BT socket to the router, remove it and use the shorter ISP supplied cable instead. Also, use the main BT phone socket, not an extension phone socket off the main socket.
I have , with a solidly built largish house, no problems with a Belkin N+ Wireless modem router, ethernet wired to desktop, wirless to laptop. My router is upstairs on a telephone extension, with the desktop. Getting about 5.6mbps download with Pipex/ Tiscali nowadays - improved in recent months.
Just to let you all know, i moved the router up to the attic, and the dropped connections are a lot less but are still happening, when it drops connection i no longer get a red x through the network screens in the taskbar, why? i also ran a scan with inSSIDer and it found five networks, three using channel 11 one using channel 6 and myself using channel 13, i also contacted Netgear and their help was to tell me i should be using one of three channels 1,6,or 11 as all other channels wont work in the region i live.