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    Netgear wpn111 dongle + sky netgear router + windows 7

    This is a discussion on Netgear wpn111 dongle + sky netgear router + windows 7 within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hi Just upgraded to windows 7. Installed latest drivers and can access the internet however it will randomly disconnect BUT ...

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      Netgear wpn111 dongle + sky netgear router + windows 7

      Hi

      Just upgraded to windows 7. Installed latest drivers and can access the internet however it will randomly disconnect BUT WAIT!!

      I cant just right click repair or reboot or re-install to get the connection back. Its usually just hit and miss by doing all 3 of those it will eventually come back on.

      Ive read alot about this poor adapter so think I will have to buy a new one. Any suggestions given my setup please??


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      Re: Netgear wpn111 dongle + sky netgear router + windows 7

      Sorry how do u move this thread to the correct section/

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      Re: Netgear wpn111 dongle + sky netgear router + windows 7

      Quote Originally Posted by MARKMAKAVELI View Post
      I've read alot about this poor adapter so think I will have to buy a new one. Any suggestions given my setup please??
      When you say that it is an adapter do you mean that it is a USB dongle or do you mean that it is a NIC card already installed in the PC/Laptop?
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      Re: Netgear wpn111 dongle + sky netgear router + windows 7

      I was using a usb wireless dongle also and had poor reception but since bought a pci wireless thingymabob from maplins and now get 97% to 100% connection.

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      Re: Netgear wpn111 dongle + sky netgear router + windows 7

      Inbuilt wireless NICs tend to be much better. Which of the two devices is causing the random disconnections?
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      Re: Netgear wpn111 dongle + sky netgear router + windows 7

      Sorry it is a wireless usb dongle.

      I'm just going to check because when I was on XP I bought a NIC card that was highly rated but that didn't work. Brb...

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      Re: Netgear wpn111 dongle + sky netgear router + windows 7

      The dongle is probably being managed by 3rd party software and not by windows.

      Go to Start > control panel > classic view
      Click on administrative tools
      Click on services
      Scroll down to the bottom
      Double click on wireless zero configuration
      There should a small box that pops up with the option of start.

      If there is no option of wireless zero configuration then I'm confusing my operating systems and it will say WLAN auto configuration.
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      Re: Netgear wpn111 dongle + sky netgear router + windows 7

      Thanks for the replies.
      It was a Netgear wg111 NIC card that didn't work in my pc. Might give it another try now I'm on windows 7?

      With regards to wzc, I initially tried this with the bundled netgear software that comes with the drivers but after various troubleshooting exercises I uninstalled the software and manually installed the drivers and checked that wlan was automatic and started in services. This still didn't work, hence this thread.

      Stressing me out! please someone help me!!!!

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      Re: Netgear wpn111 dongle + sky netgear router + windows 7

      Download and install inSSIDer.

      One of the features it has is the ability to watch your WiFi signal on a time-line. See if it is dropping on a regular basis.

      inSSIDer will also let you know if the WiFi channel that your router is using is busy. if it is, it might be worth changing it to a channel that is used less.

      Because of the way in which WiFi broadcasts, I would suggest that you look towards using 1, 6, 11 or 13.

      Finally, double check that you have:

      * the latest drivers for the dongle (check the Netgear website)
      * placed the dongle in the best position for reception and likewise for the router to broadcast
      * tried other USB ports / extension cable

      Also take a look at the Netgear forum. You may find similar issues relating to the dongle there, with alternative solutions mentioned.

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      Re: Netgear wpn111 dongle + sky netgear router + windows 7

      Wow great post scubbie I'm going to try that tomorrow after work. Ill be sure to update this thread. Thanks for all your replies.

     

     

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