Netgear wireless hub frequently stops working / disappears

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by duncan.mostest, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. Hello,

    This is my first post to this forum, and I apologise in advance for
    asking yet another 'wireless router not working' question, but I've
    tried searching for this specific problem, and can't find it being
    asked, although I doubt it's uncommon.

    Basically the problem is that on a pretty random, but frequent, basis,
    my netgear wireless hub seems to disappear off the face of the
    wireless landscape, and of course the connection and signal on any
    machines connected is lost. When you search again for a wireless
    access point it is nowhere to be seen, although other people's hubs
    are visible.

    The problem at the moment is solved by unplugging the wireless hub
    then plugging it back in again. After a few seconds the wireless
    point becomes visible again, and it's straight forward to connect, and
    internet etc.. all works fine. But it's becoming a real chore to keep
    resetting the machine - as it's happening everyday now, and sometimes
    more than once/day.

    My set up : U.K. BT phone line with Virgin Broadband Internet.
    Splitter to ADSL Modem, which is bridged by means of ethernet cable to
    a Netgear Wireless Hub*. Around 8 people max can connect using WPA
    TKIP and a preshared key. When the wireless goes down all the lights
    still look normal on the wireless hub (i for internet and flashing 'g'
    and 'a'). Once, the wireless point was invisible to one person, but
    still connected on my computer.

    I don't have a clue what is going wrong - so any suggestions for
    further investigation or ideas would be very helpful! Is it just a
    dodgy wireless hub?

    Many thanks,

    *Netgear double 108 mbps wireless router WGU624
    duncan.mostest, Oct 17, 2007
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