5 Replies Latest reply on Feb 15, 2011 7:51 PM by Kat1974

    WiFi connetivity at home

      i am having trouble maintaining a connection with my home network.  the signal indicator just keeps cycling from no bars to some bars to max bars and back to no bars.  i use a netgear wireless N 150 modem router DGN1000 for my home network and all my other devices (laptops, game consoles) work fine with no loss of signal.  is anyone aware of a particular problem with this particular type of router?  i've tried different settings with and without security to no avail.  any help is appreciated.

        • Re: WiFi connetivity at home

          I've not seen that, but don't have a Netgear router.    I see "normal" up/down of the bars as I move around the house...but nothing as drastic as you are saying.

           

          Does it do that while it's just sitting in one spot?

           

           

            • Re: WiFi connetivity at home

              yes.  it happens continuously as i sit in one spot in the house and doesn't get any better in any other spot.  it will connect to a weak (but stable) signal from an unsecured nearby network (no idea how nearby) but that isn't an acceptable solution.

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                  LJude wrote:

                  yes.  it happens continuously as i sit in one spot in the house and doesn't get any better in any other spot.  it will connect to a weak (but stable) signal from an unsecured nearby network (no idea how nearby) but that isn't an acceptable solution.


                  Your WIFI wireless is probably on the same channel as a neighbors WIFI and it is interfering with your wireless router.. I have had similar problems and had to change the channel in the wireless router to fix this problem.

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                I was told it was the server. They won't tell me who their server is but they are working on it. I have a secured router with an excellent signal. I think the server is just overwhelmed. I do know it isn't AT&T.

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                  I just got my Nook color on Sunday.  On Sunday, it connected to the WiFi perfectly.  Since then, remember, it is only Tuesday, I haven't been able to connect at all.  I have tried turning off the router and turning it back on.  My daughter 'forgot' our network and then I could connect.  But it just sits there, with that little working icon in the upper right corner.  Please don't suggest all that stuff about changing the router from this to that, because that is entirely too technical for me.  It wouldn't even connect standing over the router.  Help.