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WGT624v3 Internet Connection Drops! HELP!

jaynelwells
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WGT624v3 Internet Connection Drops! HELP!

The router signal strength is strong, but the Internet Access keeps dropping.

In the past, I've either had to disconnect and reconnect the WIFI connection or unplug the router.

Last night, I kept trying to unplug the router and plug it back in.
This morning NO LUCK again - I called my ISP.

Testing with ISP Support revealed the issus IS the router (I plugged my modem into an OLD desktop and was able to get Internet access).

My ISP Support mentioned that the 'age of the router' may be a factor.
My NETGEAR WGT624v3 was purchased on 11/25/2005.

I just updated the latest Firmware - Version (after upgrade) V2.0.26_1.0.1NA
- Seems to be okay (for now)!

I've completely exhausted the following NETGEAR data pages:
Product page (http://support.netgear.com/product/WGT624v3)
No Internet Through the Router (N101209.asp Dec. 21, 2005)
Internet Connection Drops Repeatedly (n100772.asp Sept. 30, 2004)
Troubleshooting Wireless Networks (N101179.asp Agu. 25, 2005)

Any recommendations?

Is the hardware failing?
:confused:
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jmizoguchi
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Re: WGT624v3 Internet Connection Drops! HELP!

always test the computer with wired the router when wireless has an issues.

10/10 when you bypass the router it will work. if computer connected wired to the router fails and you have major issues, if not then router with ages will have internal wireless hardware failure (worn out ) and/or power supply can also be effecting the wireless been wireless adapter uses more than rest of the router function.
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jaynelwells
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Re: WGT624v3 Internet Connection Drops! HELP!

jmizoguchi wrote:
always test the computer with wired the router when wireless has an issues.

10/10 when you bypass the router it will work. if computer connected wired to the router fails and you have major issues, if not then router with ages will have internal wireless hardware failure (worn out) and/or power supply can also be effecting the wireless been wireless adapter uses more than rest of the router function.


Thanks for your QUICK reply!

YES, Did that with my ISP support, I tested the Modem with both my laptop and my desktop - Internet worked fine when bypassing the router!

Power Supply is not an issue - The lights on router function the same as always and the Signal Strength is Excellent!

Name: NETGEAR (SSID same)
Signal Strength: Excellent
Security Type: WEP
Radio Type: 802.11g

Since the previously mentioned Firmware upgrade; I haven't had a drop (yet) for over 5 hours (vs every few seconds)!
Optimistically, that will make the situation easier to take - with only occasional drops.

if not then router with ages will have internal wireless hardware failure (worn out)

Hopefully, the old GAL will last until Black Friday and I can replace her!

Thanks for your HELP!!!
Best Wishes, Jayne :cool:
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jmizoguchi
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Re: WGT624v3 Internet Connection Drops! HELP!

YES, Did that with my ISP support, I tested the Modem with both my laptop and my desktop - Internet worked fine when bypassing the router!


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if computer connected wired to the router fails and you have major issues, if not then router with ages will have internal wireless hardware failure (worn out ) and/or power supply can also be effecting the wireless been wireless adapter uses more than rest of the router function.
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