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Internet connection issues in NETGEAR® Router

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What are the things that can hinder Internet connection in NETGEAR® Router? How can one troubleshot these problems?

NETGEAR is a device meant to optimize wireless networks and makes Internet connection more secure. Also, it is very easy to use NETGEAR wireless routers and gateways. Wireless routers with Internet connection sharing, networking and firewall features can be an alternative to wired routers or networking software. Wireless routers are actually wired routers with wireless access points built-in so that you can have wired or wireless connections at the same time. The problem of a malfunctioning Internet connection can be attributed to a defective cable, network card or port on the router. Sometimes the adapter status shows “Not Connected” and sometimes pinging of the router fails, which are problems specific to wireless devices. Also, the connection speed comes down considerably which is quite annoying. A probable reason might be band interference, as routers work in the 2.5GHz band, which is also used by microwaves, wireless phones and some other wireless devices. Virus attacks are also capable of disrupting Internet connectivity.

Here are some tips to troubleshoot problems that can occur in Internet connection with NETGEAR router:

  • Avoid obstructions
  • Change the configuration
  • Restart the wireless router

Avoid obstructions

In wireless networks data transfer takes place without any cable or wire. The path present in the network need to be clear without any obstruction to avail a smooth Internet connection. If any unwanted devices are in that range, they can create interferences. Electrical devices and micro wave oven like devices which works in the same frequency create problems in wireless network by obstructing the router. They act as barrier for good connection.

Change the configuration

Some wireless router installation problems have to be resolved by reconfiguring the router. If the name of the network you want to connect is not displayed, you are required to reconfigure the router to server connection using the configuration manual of the router. To do this, go to View Available Networks and click ‘Connect’ after selecting a wireless network.

Restart the wireless router

If all the above tips fail to solve the issues of your wireless network, you have to restart the wireless router. An efficient wireless router delivers the packet to the next network in the Wireless Local Area Network determined by it. Thus any failure with the Wireless Router leads to problems in the Wireless connectivity. In case the adapter is being shown in the available networks list, but your Internet connection could not be established, update or reinstall the driver.

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