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    Strange connection problems

    I've moved into a new house share where the net connection is provided by a Netgear DG834GT wireless router provided by the ISP. Now there is very good signal strength throughout the house but there seems to be a problem when connecting over wireless.

    A lot of the time the connection constantly drops for no reason or you cannot connect to it at all. There is only one machine that sems to have no problems and that is my mac mini which is in my room and acts as my media center. Other than that there are 5 other pc's and laptops in the house and they all seem to have problems. I have suggested that we run a cable through to each room but the guy who owns it doesn't to do that as he has only just redecorated the place.

    Anyone got any ideas on what i should try next?

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    Re: Strange connection problems

    Anyone using Bittorrent?

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    Re: Strange connection problems

    a friend had something similar with a sky one he reset the factory settings and changed the WPA key.

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    Re: Strange connection problems

    I am the only one who uses bittorrent but only on occasion and then only when everyone is at work. As for resetting the router to factory defaults we have already tried that but to no avail.

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    Re: Strange connection problems

    Also check for firmware updates.

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    Re: Strange connection problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    Also check for firmware updates.
    Sky have "modified" the router so that Netgears firmware cannot be used.

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    Re: Strange connection problems

    Known problem with Sky supplied routers. All bets are off. Get a new router.

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    Re: Strange connection problems

    I'll mention it to him but I don't think that he will go with it

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    Re: Strange connection problems

    it might have something to do with the way sky have adapted them

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    Re: Strange connection problems

    Can you beg/ steal/ borrow another router to try?

    I have the same router and have similar problems. My connection will go off for a few seconds at the same times every day. I only notice the one at midnight as i'm usually online then. I've changed the firmware a few times so I don't think it's that. I was going to try disabling the bell wire as some people had suggested that. Tutorial here: http://www.dslzoneuk.net/socket.php

    Nice explanation here: http://yarwell.blogspot.com/2005/08/adsl-tweaking.html

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    Re: Strange connection problems

    Have a look at this site. It may help...

    http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/asking-help/

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    Re: Strange connection problems

    DG834GT's are plagued with heat issues - I'm suprised sky issue them.

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    Re: Strange connection problems

    AOL do too. Very nice peice of kit IMHO

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    Re: Strange connection problems

    A house I lived in once the guy had a wireless CCTV camera he used to monitor his car with, that thing used to knock out my wireless connection on certain channel numbers. Also try changing the channel the network is using, could be a conflict with another network.

    Mike.

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    I'll have a look at changing the channel on the router at somepoint tomorrow when they are all out at work as it will be easier

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