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Shogun Ree

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  1. I did try changing the MTU value before, after suggestions from Netgear support.. In the router settings page, I tried 1300, 1100, 900 - they all had no effect. I tried with three different sets of cables and also used Dr TCP to change the RWIN value - again no change. Thanks for all the suggestions so far. Any more ideas, or does this look like another faulty router?
  2. The router is brand new, it arrived today and was a replacement for a defective model. I tried switching cables but the problem still persists. The network card angle i think its a long shot but I'm no expert. But if it was the card, how come I can connect to the net fine when the modem is directly plugged into the same network card in the desktop. Is that a feasible scenario? Could the network card function fine when plugged straight into the modem, but fail when plugged in to the router?
  3. As the title says, my Laptop wireless connection works at normal broadband speeds, while my desktop connecction, which is connected to the router with an ethernet cable is very slow indeed (must be about 0.0001k/sec ) Without going into too much detail at this point, does anyone know how this could happen? Surely it's a little abnormal for a wireless connection to work, but a cabled one to be as good as dead? My desktop connection works fine when connected directly to the modem so I don't think it's a network card problem but maybe I'm wrong?
  4. Tried upgrading the firmware. It worked for about half an hour (it did this before the upgrade anyway) and then the connection dropped out again. Now it's behaving the same as before upgrading firmware. Could this be a faulty router?
  5. Spud, are you running a Blueyonder broadband connection and is your router the MR814? If so which firmware upgrades did you download, the site has v5.03 and v5.3, and it says once upgraded you can't downgrade. Also, how do I actually install it into the router? Is it the same methods used on the Netgear site, because I was told over the phone by Netgear last week that apparently I couldn't access the settings due to UK lock-out. Thing is, when I called I got diverted to the USA so I'll try this in a sec, see if it actually works. When the internet connection drops it starts slowing down on both pcs and then eventually dies completely on both resulting in DNS errors when opening Internet Explorer. I've been posting on various boards all day and had just about given up, but this is all new info. There is hope yet.. Cheers
  6. I recently purchased the Netgear wireless package through the Blueyonder site in order to connect my laptop to the internet, under the impression that it was a completely hassle-free task. Little did I know. After installation, the internet connection on both my computers is now very temperamental, usually resulting in a DNS error when trying to connect to IE. However, sometimes it does work on both pcs for short periods. I'm not sure why the connection drops out but the lapses can happen on both computers at any time and for no apparent reason. On the laptop, even if the wireless utility is green, and the signal strength is 'excellent', opening IE and trying to surf can still result in a DNS error. Regardless of the sites I try, they all result in DNS errors. Also, occasionally the wireless utility will turn red and say "scanning", even though the routers wireless LED symbol is lit up green. On these occasions, even restarting the modem, the router and then the laptop, can have no effect at all and the utility will still be red upon rebooting. I then have to turn it off for a few hours and prey it will be green when I switch it back on. I have had so much trouble with this that I've had to disconnect the router altogether and just connect my desktop directly into the modem as before. Setup: Laptop: Win XP, Netgear Wireless Network Card MA521 Desktop: Win ME, Ethernet cable to router Router: Netgear MR814v2 ISP: Blueyonder I have tried calling Netgear and Blueyonder but while they were pleasant enough to talk with, unfortunately they didn't seem to have the necessary degree of technical skills to help. Infact, one of the guys I talked to was surprised that I could connect the desktop to the router with an ethernet cable - he thought that you could only connect it with a usb wireless adapter! I'm all out of ideas so any help would be very much appreciated.

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