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2012-04-28 12:21 PM
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2012-05-01 10:09 AM
Swimmerbird123 wrote: Another thing to try is to set a fixed channel for the router, instead of using 'auto' to select one. This fix worked for me this morning.
My symptoms: My music player and my server on a separate computer are both connected wirelessly to my router, and have worked fine for the last couple weeks. This morning, the music player said it couldn't find the server on my computer. The music player's networking setup checked out correctly, but it said it couldn't ping the computer, and the computer's networking seemed to be working too since it could reach the internet through the router. But for some reason, neither the computer nor the music player could see each other. The computer also did not show up on the router's 'attached devices', but the music player was there. I rebooted the computer and it re-connected to the router but still did not show up in the 'attached devices'. Then I changed the router channel setting from 'auto' to '9' and 'applied' it, suddenly all devices showed up and the server and music player could find each other.
I'm not exactly sure why this happens. It is not just the netgear router since it happened to me also with a linksys router. For some reason, there seems to be a mismatch sometimes between the channels that one device offers and another can receive. Someone in another forum suggested that it is because U.S. regulations limit devices to channel 1-11 but some other countries offer 13 or 14 channels. If the 'auto'-channel selector happens to switch to one of these extended channels, evidently some devices can find it but others can't. I don't know if this is actually the cause, but using a fixed channel solved my selective wireless dropout this morning.
2012-05-01 12:22 PM
MayMay wrote: For me, this all started when I updated to the latest firmware .32 and then .34. It was working fine at .24 as the wireless stay up for a month or more without any drop.
2012-05-03 11:19 PM
StratmanX wrote: Why not flash back to the .24 firmware that worked well for you?
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