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my netgear wireless router

This morning i went out hunting for a wireless router thats not heavy on the pocket. Virra Mall in Greenhills did offer a lot of options . First there is the expensive new 108Mbps wireless router which in my opinion is an overkill to me so i settled for the cheaper 54Mbps wireless g router. Then there are the brands: Linksys, D-Link , Netgear and TP Link. I had experience setting up hotspots in my previous work in a university. We have set up hotspots in the library and some other strategic locations. We even implemented an online judging system using Linksys wireless g access points. Access points are different from a wireless router in a sense that its main function is just to provide wireless connectivity , wrireless routers on the other hand does not only provide wireless connectivity but also shares internet connection. Linksys product turned out to be more expensive so i chose between a D link and Netgear product. i opted for Netgear because of the color (",).

Seeting up was more or less a breeze except for some settings that is ISP independent but i got the router barely running using a wired connection in 20 minutes. Next thing i know im setting the wireless security . I settled for WEP out of simplicity . If there is one thing i was hoping to implement in my previous job is to integrate RADIUS in our hotspots.

I was up and running using my personal Neo laptop. Wired connection was terrific but when i switched to wrireless mode i had a problem. I noticed that every 10 minutes or so i get disconnected . I was blaming smart bro for that but then i realized why is my wired connection working? So what i did is to find out where is the fault. I switched on to wireless mode and opened two command windows . The first window was infinitely pinging to test for external connection and the othere one was pinging my gateway . They go off at the same time and this gave me the weird idea that theres something wrong with the router . So i plugged in the Dell company laptop and performed the same test. Aha! It is working perfectly fine with the Dell machine. Leaving me the conclusion that it is the Neo box that is having a problem.

Its not really a big problem but at least i found out that my Neo is having a problem which in my opinion can be fixed when i will have time...


Aspacio said…
Hi Marvin, your blog is very timely and relevant. Actually I'm trying to set up my netgear router at home and I really don't know what to do (I think I'm in the part where you mentioned about settings that are ISP independent. The set p wizard is asking me if my internet connection requires a login or not. I've tried both yes and no and I really don't know what to do from that point on. Mybe you can offer some help coz you sure sound like you know what you're talking about. By the way, I'm using a smartbro connection and each time I use a different PC with the connection the browser automatically loads the smartbo portal and asks for my username and password. I hope to hear from you. Thanks again.
Marvin said…
yo bro..ill send you my setting as soon as i get back to manila after a looooong vacation. my router is there...
Marvin said…
I checked my settings , the item where it asked if it requires a login or not is set to NO. What i did back then was to connect first to the internet using my PC . the usual smartbro portal pops out and i logged in. Once connected i transferrred my connection to the router. It worked for me that way.

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