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Belkin N300 router intermittent slow wifi speed

Q: Belkin N300 router intermittent slow wifi speed

Hi all,

My Belkin N300 wireless router is now experiencing intermittent slow Internet speed. The router is 2 years old and has worked perfectly until last week.

Here are the troubleshooting steps I completed.

Internet speed test when directly plugged into the wireless router and cable modem: 30mbps
Internet speed using laptop wifi: 2 mbps then sometimes works at normal speed
Called ISP and they verified there was a connectivity to cable modem issue. Did a power cycle for modem and router. Then got full 30mbps from cable modem to ISP using direct connect to laptop.
tested other devices such as laptops and tablets, all experiencing intermittent slow speed
when experiencing slow wifi, switched to direct connect ethernet cable to router and got immediate full 30mpbs

So far all my testing is pointing to the Belkin router's wifi connectivity. I will check on the router's firmware since it has never been updated.
I also found a thread online suggesting disabling QOS on the router. But this should not be needed as it was working fine for two years since its purchase.

Any suggestions to what else I can do to resolve this issue?

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Preferred Solution: Belkin N300 router intermittent slow wifi speed

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


I am using belkin N300 router, My bro wastes time too much time/net on youtube,
So i wanted to limit the internet speed through wifi modem setting, but i couldn't find any setting for that.
can any 1 who knows or owns this modem can tell me how to?

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Hi, i brought the BELKIN N300 Wireless N modem-router. I have a broadband connection which is a Ethernet cable(Picture included). The port doesn't fits to the routers internet connection input port. The input port is small(Picture included). What should i do? I can't return the device. Is there any way to make it work? There are 4 Ethernet ports which fits my internet cable fine. So can i use one of the 4 Ethernet ports as an input for the router?


A:BELKIN N300 router problem...

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Hi ,
I've been having this problem with my Belkin router since day 1 when i got it.( not new, got from buddy's place)
It's Belkin HI Speed Wifi G router, and what's really frustrating is, everytime i connect to it, I need to manually change the DNS address and switch between & in order to get internet access!
Sometimes it even cuts off the internet during a session, without me even disconnecting from the wifi network, where I would again need to switch back and forth to the 2 or 4 ending! It s been months and found no solution ! .. can someone drop me some hints please .. would highly appreciate your help ! thanks


A:Solved: Belkin HI Speed Wifi G router: Always needs manual DNS change

sorry im not the most advanced on this but do you have an option to set it to obtain automatically?

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I recently bough a belkin router (Share N300) but it just wont connect to the internet.

My setup is as follows:
ADSL -> Modem -> Router -> PC

The internet works fine when I connect it directly to my PC (via the modem), and other PCs too.
So no issue of MAC address lockdown.

I've tried connecting through static mode with the data from ipconfig /all, but it still doesn't work.

I've even installed DD WRT and Tomato to no avail.

I've rebooted/reset everything, but theres still no connection.

Please help.

A:Belkin Router N300 doesn't connect to internet

If the modem is a modem only did you power cycle it when trying to connect the router and configure the router's WAN properly?

If the modem is really a modem/router combo is it and the Belkin using the same LAN IP subnet?

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Hey guys. About 4-5 months ago me and the family got this fifty dollar router from Belkin, and at first it seemed alright. Right off the bat, the internet was slow, it was crappy, and I couldn't do anything on it. I called belkin support and they told me to just ship it in and they'll give us a replacement. So I got my replacement, and guess what, its the same exact crappy internet I had with the first one. I looked online for different tips at making it faster, such as changing its channel to either 6 or 11. I've tried both channels and my internet speed didn't change in the slightest. My videos don't buffer like they used to, to takes at least 3 minutes for the video itself to even load and show up on the damn page, pages take too long to load, and while I'm trying to view a picture it goes through this sequence of loading slowly from top to bottom as if I have a piece of crap PC from the 1990's or something. And it isn't just on my PC, it goes for my phone to. I connect to my internets WiFi and things are slower than when I had the damn Mobile Data on. My Mobile Data is over 90% now and I'd really like to have the WiFi so I don't have to pay a buttload extra just to watch a few videos when I don't have the PC. Is this the routers fault or am I being dumb? It ticks me off how I paid fifty bucks for this things and its a piece of crap. The guy I talk to for support had the worst attitude I've ever gotten from any ty... Read more

A:Solved: Belkin N300 Wireless N Router horrible internet?

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My Belkin N300 Router appears to still operate when wireless radio disabled.
It appears to log on and off.
It is connected to an ADSL service and I am using Windows 10.

The log reads as follows:-

09/03/2015 09:43:57 IP: ARP failed, IP recycled to free pool
09/03/2015 09:39:12 Can't find NTP time.
09/03/2015 09:38:49 login success
09/03/2015 09:34:28 sending ACK to
09/03/2015 09:34:27 sending OFFER to
09/03/2015 09:07:06 sending ACK to
09/03/2015 08:30:30 sending ACK to
09/03/2015 08:30:29 sending ACK to
09/03/2015 07:39:33 Can't find NTP time.
09/03/2015 07:39:03 Can't find NTP time.
09/03/2015 07:38:33 Can't find NTP time.
09/03/2015 07:38:03 Can't find NTP time.
09/03/2015 07:37:33 Can't find NTP time.
09/03/2015 07:37:03 Can't find NTP time.
09/03/2015 07:36:33 Can't find NTP time.
09/03/2015 07:36:03 Can't find NTP time.
09/03/2015 07:35:33 Can't find NTP time.
09/03/2015 07:35:03 Can't find NTP time.
09/03/2015 05:28:59 If(ATM1) PPP connection ok !
09/03/2015 05:28:58 ATM1 get IP:
09/03/2015 05:28:58 Username and Password: OK
09/03/2015 05:28:54 ATM1 start PPP
09/03/2015 05:28:54 ADSL Media Up !
09/03/2015 05:28:28 ATM1 stop PPP
09/03/2015 05:28:28 ADSL Media Down !
09/03/2015 05:21:38 If(ATM1) PPP connection ok !
09/03/2015 05:21:37 ATM1 get IP:
09/03/2015 05:21:37 Username and Password: OK
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A:Belkin N300 Router operates when wireless radio disabled

Can't you wait until 10:45 pm, then refresh the available networks list from your device and see if your router is still broadcasting?

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I have a Embarq 660 Series modem, but i wanted wifi. so i bought a belkin N300 wireless router this morning. And it won't connect to internet. I'm pretty sure i've plug the cable in the right spot. And the EQ 660R ADSL router/modem is working. The belkin package came with a CD, and it's the setup program for the wireless router. but as it tried to form a connection, it said failed to connect to the modem. so does this means embarq 660 series isn't compatible with Belkin N300?

A:Solved: why can't my eq 660R ADSL router connect to Belkin N300?

I vaguely recall that the Embarq modem/routers default to the same LAN IP addresses (192.168.2.x) as the Belkin routers do. If this is the case to daisy chain the routers you need to change the LAN addresses of one of them (e.g., to 192.168.3.x).

Or you could use the Belkin as just an ethernet switch and wireless access point ...

JohnWill's procedure (Aug. 30, 2008) for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

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My mom has a Acer laptop and a Belkin n300 wireless router that she recently installed. Ever since she installed the belkin router she can only use the Internet for a short amount of time before she gets the blue screen. Other devices work fine on the wireless router (iPhone, iPod, iPad and Kindle Fire). Prior to the belkin she had another riuter and never got the blue screen. Any ideas of what might be causing this? I feel like its a simple setting either on the laptop and/or the router, but everything I have tried has not worked. She has a broadband modem for her Internet connection.

Thank you!

A:Laptop blue screen & Belkin N300 wireless router

You don't need to install software to connect to a router. Uninstall whatever you installed.

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Hi guys

Have often browsed this fount of knowledge without actually posting but now I am stumped and really need help...

I have recently moved house and had new broadband installed complete with new Netgear N300 router. Now I am unable to connect to the internet even though my desktop says it can see the wireless network (though it does say it is unidentified). The network connection diagram in Vista suggests the problem is between the internet and the router but I know this is not the case as I have successfully connected other devices via the wireless network. I know the router is N and the card is G but the router should still work with the older card, right?

I have tried to download the latest drivers from Belkin for a version 8 F5D7000 but for some reason they wont install (when I click on the install file it thinks for a second then does nothing). No idea why this is the case.

Could it be anything to do with the fact that the card, being older, is WEP and my router has no option for WEP, only WPA onwards? If so, would the latest driver from Belkin in effect 'upgrade' my card to allow it to carry same encryption as the router?

If I can't solve then I'll no doubt end up buying a new PCI card but I didn't want to have to bother right at this moment.

Any help would be fantastic!



A:Cannot connect to wireless network using Belkin F5D7000 card and Netgear N300 router

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I have a Belkin wireless router (F5D7230-4), a Buffalo Linkstation 250, and a new Dell Dimension 9100 with XP-home and plenty o' RAM. Everything mentioned is directly cabled together, with only 1 laptop sharing the wireless access.

EVERYTHING is fast--internet, processing, whatever--except transferring files to the Linkstation, which takes forever. 400 megs took 18 hours the other day (!). Furthermore, if I start to transfer a bunch of MP3s, the first 5 or 6 will FLY, but then it just grinds to a crawl. If I'm just browsing the contents of the Linkstation, the speed is fine; playing an MP3 directly from the drive works fine as well. And if I hook the Linkstation directly into my network card, it runs like greased lightning, so I assume it's a router issue.

All firmware is updated. No firewalls on. Protected mode is off. Frame bursting is on. NAT on. UPNP on.

Does anyone have ANY suggestions for me? I couldn't find any other posts that seemed to address my specific issue, and it's driving me nuts...! Thanks in advance!

A:Belkin wireless router + Buffalo Linkstation = slow speed

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My Toshiba Laptop ( windows 7) will connect to the wireless router but have no internet access. have another laptop (windows 7) and a desktop(xp) that are connected just fine.
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Windows IP Configuration
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Belkin
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c1c7:fc17:f776:843%12
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter isatap.Belkin:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter isatap.{AC31F83D-7373-4949-ACF7-FB7200E7F113}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :


Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Pinging with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128

Ping statistics for
Packets: Se... Read more

A:Belkin n300

dns lookup failure. no ip available

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hi everyone. I was hoping someone here would have personal experience with the belkin N300 and using it to extend the network for an ISP modem/router.

I had previously had it set from Lan>Wan. but problems with the new blackops III on PS3, open Nat and port forwarding cause me to give up and test out Lan>Lan cascading in the hopes of having a better connection for playing and keeping UPnP enabled/not port forwarding.

everything seems to be working fine. having my bro test the game out as we speak. just had one specific concern regarding the home page to the router.

It says

"We're having trouble talking with your modem"

We think there's a wiring problem.
There should be a cable connecting your modem to the yellow port on your router. Your modem should be on."Click to expand...

I never had this error using Lan>Wan. and the router is constantly blinking orange instead of solid blue as a result i think.

although everything is working as it should, (everyone is online no problems), i still get this on the main page. is there a way to fix it? did i forget to enable/disable an option so belkin knows it's being used as lan>lan? (i use both wired and wireless on the 2nd router so i don't know if i want to enable "use as access point" i'm scared it'll disable my wired connections)

those are my main questions. any help advice is greatly appreciated. tyvm
i used this online guide if anyone cares to check it
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So recently i got this Belkin n300 and i connected it through everything and it worked fine the amber light was gone and the blue light came up. So two days ago thats when everything went wrong, everytime i connected my router to my modem and router to the pc it says"identifying" and then after a few mins of waiting it says unidentified network i tried power cycle, i tried hard reset and i tried almost everything i could think of and it still said it isn't working!. And plus the blue button above the WPS button on the router is still blue even when i reset it and before that blue button wasn't blue when i first started setting it up. And now i can't connect to the Wifi i don't know what to do help please

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Recently got a new belkin n300 router modem. At first it worked fine, if a bit slower than my previous G router. But recently it's been getting massive lag spikes. If I'm watching a youtube video it will randomly completely stop buffering for upwards of a minute. If I'm playing anything online eg. WoW, LoL, tf2, I get massive ping spikes every other minute (jumping from ~50 to anywhere between 1,000-15,000 ms). I've tried it on other computers on the network, same thing. I've run a full virus scan using both McAfee and Avast, nothing. Is there anything I can try to figure out whether it really is the belkin or somewhere further down the line?

Edit: Checked router's security log, it's throwing out tonnes of **TCP FIN Scan** (from ATM1 Inbound) alerts, but the times logged don't seem to relate to the spikes. posting a log anyway:
07/13/2013 23:07:59 sending ACK to
07/13/2013 23:07:58 sending OFFER to
07/13/2013 23:05:59 IP: ARP failed, IP recycled to free pool
07/13/2013 23:05:45 sending ACK to
07/13/2013 23:05:45 IP: ARP failed, IP recycled to free pool
07/13/2013 23:05:23 login success
07/13/2013 22:51:31 sending ACK to
07/13/2013 22:47:04 sending ACK to
07/13/2013 22:47:03 sending OFFER to
07/13/2013 22:27:50 sending ACK to
07/13/2013 22:27:49 sending OFFER to
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Happy New Year!

Please forgive my "noobiness." I've been trying to troubleshoot this issue for a few months now - up to and including the ever-so-unhelpful people at Hewlett Packard (never again).

I typically get around 50 Mbps on my HP Lattitude laptop, when working optimally. However, a lot of the time, the speed drops to anywhere from 1-2 Mbps. This is only on my laptop - there are no speed issues with my girlfriend's laptop, our phones, or my Xbox. The issue is only with my laptop. HP did hardware diagnostics and everything checked out. All drivers are up to date. I'm at a loss as to what the next step would be. Any help from any of you would be...helpful. Thanks!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A6-7310 APU with AMD Radeon R4 Graphics, AMD64 Family 22 Model 48 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7113 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon(TM) R4 Graphics, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 446 GB (179 GB Free); D: 18 GB (2 GB Free);
Motherboard: HP, 81F5
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

A:Intermittent WIFI speed issues

Let me also say that if I plug directly into the router (Infinity), speed leaps up to nearly 100 Mbps. And, oddly, after disconnecting from the cat5, the wireless download speed goes up to around 50 Mbps again...until it drops again after awhile.

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I've had this problem with the Belkin ever since I bought it, and I have a lot of contempt for it. I bought it for home because I was having issues getting a good signal from my bedroom with my laptop.. turned out, it didn't help any. Back then, I hadn't the faintest idea how to fix it, so I boxed it up and put it away.

A year later, I moved in with somebody and they busted it out and got half way through installing it. I ran it the rest of the way and it still ran into the same problem... "Connected with no Internet Access"

So I googled and I googled on my phone while dinking around until I found this site. Seems like a lot of people ran into the same problem, and there were a lot of solutions but about half way through I don't understand where it goes anymore... So I'm giving it a shot.

From what I understand, it has to do with the laptop not recognizing it and the MAC address... I went to the ip address on the browser to access my router and had a look.. I had it clone the MAC address.. but then it stopped working all together. I unplugged/reset it.. but now it doesn't even connect at all.

Before when I didn't have 'internet access' my phone, playstation and xbox all recognized it, but not the laptop. Then cloning the MAC address made me lose all connectivity. Here's the specs I'm going off in the meantime.

The laptop is a Dell XPS L502X running Windows 7.

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A:Belkin N300 - No Internet Connection

Okay I'm not sure what happened.

It wasn't happy with me when I cloned the MAC. I was connected with no access, then when I cloned it, I couldn't connect at all. So I unplugged and reset and... nothing. Finally, randomly, I cleared the MAC on the laptop to try and connect without access again, but... it connects fine now.

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I've had my belkin wireless router/adapter for a while now and it hasn't ever had a very good connection. the signal strength has been like less than 10%. Is there anything that I could do to boost the signal strength? I've tried moving the router around and the adapter around but to no prevail.

A:Belkin wireless Router connection speed

Gfunk200 said:

I've had my belkin wireless router/adapter for a while now and it hasn't ever had a very good connection. the signal strength has been like less than 10%. Is there anything that I could do to boost the signal strength? I've tried moving the router around and the adapter around but to no prevail.Click to expand...

I have Belkin WAP in my living room hidden on top of the Grandfather clock. Getting it up high helped a lot. The biggest help is keep anything, and every thing away from it no matter what it's made of. Anything in proximity of the antenna(s) will detune them and they will suffer for it. Some free ideas for improving antenna perfomance can be found here...freeantennas.com HTH

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I am using Windows 7 in my laptop i am using Belkin Wireless Router modem while i install the setup an others successfully and went to open internet its not opening while checking in the pingip adress & site name its connecting and getting reply and i am not able to access any browser for changing the modem config its not even going inside its shows a error unable to connect pls help

A:internet connection error in belkin N300

The following information is from the .pdf for your Belkin router.

In your browser, type “http://router” (you do not need to type in anything else such as “www”) . Then press the Enter key.

If you’re still having trouble running the manual setup option, type “192 .168 .2 .1” in your browser (you do not need to type in anything else such as “http://” or “www”) . Then press the Enter key.

pdf attached is for your router.

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Hi all

One of those (probably) stupid questions if you know the answer ...

Just bought a Belkin N300 F7D2401 v1 'Modem and Router' unit but it will not connect to the internet and I am going round in circles trying to fix the issue.

Do I also need a seperate modem? I assumed not, as it seems to be an 'upgrade' from the Belkin G I had run for years (also a 'Modem and Router' unit), but thought it worth asking.

Thanks in advance

A:Solved: Belkin N300 Surf - do I need a seperate modem too?

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I need a help to resolve one issue with my Belkin router F7D4402 v1. I have got it recently and configured it without any issue and my internet (ADSL) was up and running. However, later I have noticed that, my internet speed is limited to 1.5 Mbps. whereas; the speed I was getting on my old Linksys WAG200 router was minimum 2.0 Mbps.

I have tried to disable the QoS and other options but no use. But when I enabled the Mac cloning it worked fine. I was getting the speed I subscribed for, but unfortunately, the other devices on my Wi-Fi stopped working. With Mac clone enable, the internet is only available to my PC.

I need the internet on my PC plus all the Wi-Fi devices in my house and along with it my full internet speed, not just 1.5 Mbps.

Can anyone please help to fix the issue?

Thank a lot.

A:Belkin router F7D4402 v1 ADSL speed is fixed to 1.5 Mbps

It's not the router - - you up against the limit of ADSL.

see this description

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Hi there, first time actually posting on this forum. As the title says, I have a Belkkin N300 Micro USB dongle that up until about a week ago, has worked like a charm. Then out of nowhere it starts acting up. Now every 30minutes-2hours(if I'm lucky) it loses connection and I can no longer access the internet. It will say that it is still connected, but I can't do anything. If i try to repair the connection, it gets an error on the last step Registering DNS and can't fix itself. If I attempt to go in and re connect to the wireless network it says that Windows is not managing the wireless networks and to turn Wireless Zero Configuration on(which I have done).

However, when I start it up there's no problem whatsoever until this happens again. On a somewhat related note, when this all started something went wrong to where I couldn't connect to google.com directly. Rather I had to search google on Yahoo or some other site and then click google's link. Not sure if that's relevant. Anyways my room is too far from the router to run an ethernet cord to it. I have already tried reinstalling the drivers for the USB dongle and no change. I have seen from some other posts that the typical first response is to ask for the ipconfig/all so I will post that below. I uninstalled my virus protection, have tried all the turn it off and on simple stuff and don't know what else to try. Oh and my ISP is AT&T through their UVERSE package deal, the router... Read more

A:Belkin N300 Micro Adapter all of a sudden having internet issues

If I attempt to go in and re connect to the wireless network it says that Windows is not managing the wireless networks and to turn Wireless Zero Configuration on(which I have done). Click to expand...

there maybe a conflict between the windows wireless utility and the belkin wireless utility - are these both running at the same time

would you post back the ipconfig /all when it disconnects

would you post the following tests when the internet is working OK, and then repeat ALL the tests when the internet disconnects.
Make sure you also indicate on the reply which tests are for what condition.
Ping Tests
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

Start> Run {search bar in Vista/W7}> type CMD to open a command prompt box
(A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

Type the following command
Ping {then a space and then add the number that is shown against the item labeled "default gateway" shown in the results from the ipconfig /all}
Post back the results in a reply here
right click in the command prompt box
select all
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hi i have had the Belkin ADSL Modem with Wireless-G Router for a while now and have had a tesco's 2.2mbs connection but i have just upgreaded to a tiscali 8mbs connection, i no i can get the full 8mbs speed through the supplied modem but am just wonederind if the Belkin ADSL Modem with Wireless-G Router's buitl in modem is fast enogh to get the full 8mps or if it wil run slower. would be great to no i was just wondering


There THe belkin modem/gateway shouldnt limit your speed capabilities. You should be able to find the speed listed inside the modem's status page. To do this..
Click start>run>In run type CMD
In the black window type IPCONFIG and then enter. Note down your default gateway.
Open a browser window and enter the gateway's address into it. Click go
This should take you to your gateways graphical user interface.
Look for a status tab or see if it lists connection speeds on the general page.

Also you can test speeds at different sites. Google search broadband speed test and choose 1 of the millions of sites

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Hi E'body ,

Am trying to connect to COmcast using a Belkin N150 router. I had been using a local provider so far without any problems.

THe internet speed seems to be very low, 0.2 MBPS or so.

I have tried disabling 802.11e/WMM QoS to OFF but that has not helped much. I also did a factory reset.

Can someone help me out please?



A:Connecting Comcast WiFi using Belkin N150 router

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So I have the Belkin N300 Wireless adapter connected to my Asus m52bc computer running windows Pro 7 64-bit. Here's a photo of what the adapter looks like:
I DO have the latest driver for the adapter. So please don't nag about the "driver" update. However, there is a problem with the USB port driver. For some strange reason, when I go to "Device Manager" I get a problem with a USB driver not being installed. It looks like this:


When I run the troubleshooter, I get this error:


I also AM connected to a network. I also get the yellow explanation mark on the wifi symbol.

Any help would be greatly appreciated thank you. Like I said, It's not the Wireless Adapter's Driver problem because I already have it fully updated and working (The adapter works on other computers but not my Asus m52bc). I think it's the USB driver problem. If you point me to a direction on where I can install the USB driver would be greatly appreciated thanks. Oh and let me know if the URLs to the photos aren't working.

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Ugh, I don't like it when I feel like a tech noob.

For several years, my family has run an ADSL connection with Telstra, on one of their stock Thomson TG782T (I think) modem/routers. It had worked mostly fine for most of it's life (with the odd bug and need for a restart). Early January this year, it started to drop the entire system's connection to ADSL (it still considered everything to be connected to it, and there was apparently Internet access, but it was so incredibly slow that we pages and emails just sat on the same loading progress). A simple flick of the switch would re-establish connection, for the time being. As time went on, this became more frequent until it didn't fix the problem at all, so we decided to get a new modem/router.

On the old router, we had about 8-10 devices hooked in, three by Ethernet, 5-7 via wireless. I'll list them, just to be on the safe side.
By WiFi
2 laptops - 1 Windows 7, 1 Windows Vista. The Windows 7 one is usually on in the afternoon, the other is used probably once a day for emails.
1 Desktop PC running Windows Vista. It is rarely used though.
2 iPad 2s. School makes us have these, and they are usually on.
2-4 smartphones, depending on the time of day.

And via Ethernet:
1 iMac - running OSX 10 Lion. This is almost always on, but asleep. I have run Minecraft servers on this in the past with no problems.
1 Epson Stylus TX550W printer
And on occasion, 1 Desktop PC running Windows XP

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I have a desktop and a laptop, both Windows 7 Home 64 bit, using Internet Explorer 11. The desktop is Ethernet connection, the laptop is wifi, the DSL router is wifi provided by AT&t. I really don't recall seeing the problem with the desktop, and I get it a lot with the laptop. But I don't use the desktop nearly as much.
The problem: a lot of times I will open IE 11 and click on one of it's news articles or something I want to see and it will not connect to the article or web site. I get a notice such as "The 2Wire 2701HG-B gateway does not currently detect a DSL signal". When I look at the lower taskbar where it shows wifi connections, it shows my 'handle' and says 'connected'. I'll have to close the browser, try to open it again, and after a bit I can usually get it to connect, but it sure is annoying. Occasionally I will right click and then click to open it in another tab and sometimes I can get it to open. But it seems like I have to keep fighting the connection issues. I have rebooted the router several times, it keeps happening. I'm running McAfee on the desktop, Microsoft Security on the laptop. This has been going on for months, I'm finally getting tired of it --any ideas to help is appreciated. I'm not that experienced with computers so it could be something simple and I just don't know about it. But any help is appreciated.

A:connection to wifi router from laptop intermittent

If possible I would connect the Laptop with an Ethernet cable and see if the problem continues. This will eliminate the Wi-Fi as a problem. From the error message it sounds like a DSL problem with you ISP


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Just bought this belkin router. Linked one computer through LAN and 4 devices through WIFI

For some reason my WIFI devices are not able to read or detect connections to the LAN network..

Can someone help me with this ?i found a similar thread but not sure how to work this problem out


A:Belkin Share Wireless Modem Router WiFi and LAN not linked

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Check these links for more information.

Belkin : Support : Setup Assistant for Routers

Belkin : Support : Configuring Wireless Security

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I have spent close to two weeks trying to assess and resolve issues on the network at home. High latency and packet loss will be experienced intermittently. And I've discovered that the latency and packet loss actually originates at the WiFi level of the network.

I've discovered this by monitoring my connection to various servers with PingPlotter (a program that basically logs and graphs tracert data). Whenever the issues are experienced, they becomes visible at the first hop, at the wireless router. These issues become quite notable when gaming online (though not restricted to this), and are present on all devices connected to the network, though not always simultaneously.

A 2TB Apple Time Capsule is servicing our network. I've set it to run wireless on channel 11 (2.4GHz) and automatic (5Ghz), and all wireless clients are running at 802.11n. I've used a WiFi utility program called inSSIDer to check signals, interference, etc. No other network in the area interferes with our network, and signal strength runs at high strength across the house. Simply put, signal strength and interference do not seem to be likely causes of the issues at hand.

I really don't know enough about higher level wireless network concepts to figure out what's going on. All I know is that the signal appears strong, channel interference is next to non-existence, the router is fairly new, and runs strong normally. However, issues appear at times, most notable when gaming o... Read more

A:Intermittent Packet Loss/Latency @Router (WiFi)

Are you able to bypass the router to go direct to the modem for testing?

Also can you do the ping test and trace route in the command line?

ping -n 20 google.com
tracert google.com

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Hello. I'm a novice at this. Have connected my main desk top successfully to broadband internet via Belkin Wirelss G Router and Belkin Desktop Network PCI Card. Cannot get second desk top to connect to broadband intenet. Appears to be connected ok to the router but not to the internet. Would appreciate any suggestions as to where I might start looking.

A:Problem networking via Belkin ADSL Modem with High Speed Mode Wirelss G Router

USUALLY, you wire the system to the router first and configure the router
to access your ISP. Typically, you use your bowser to access and log-in to the device.
Once that is working, you enable the wireless feature, set the SSID and your security keys.
Now your ready to configure the desktop to use the wireless.

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So I have AT&T DSL. I bought a Netgear N300 ADSL2+ Modem/WiFi Router that is compatible with my service.

Previously with this Modem/Router it would constantly drop the wireless connection for the Wii I have that was used to stream Netflix.

So recently I bought a Linksys E2500 Router so I could be able to use the Wii, along with 3 other desktops, 1 laptop, and 3 phones.

My ideal setup would be this:
Set the ADSL2+ Modem/Router to be just a modem (I know how to set the option for this)​Connect the Linksys Router to be what all the devices connect to wirelessly (this would serve as the DHCP server) ​
I have read that one of the Routers has to be set to "BRIDGED" mode, yet I don't know which device has to be Bridged


A:Solved: Netgear N300 ADSL2+ Router/Modem and Linksys E2500 Router Setup

Set the ADSL2+ Modem/Router to be just a modem (I know how to set the option for this)Click to expand...

this is being set into bridge mode - by changing to a modem

then connect the modem to the WAN on the router and you should be good to go

Do you have a wireless laptop that you can you can put next to the wii - would be useful to see the quality of the wireless signal and how many other wireless are there which may cause interference

put xirrus onto the laptop and put the laptop next to the wii and post a xirrus screen shot
Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and install the program.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

Direct link to the program is here http://info.xirrus.com/Wi-FiInspectorConfirmation.html

{If the above link does not work heres another link http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_download/fid,77196-order,4/download.html}

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How do you connect two routers together to increase signal through the whole house? I am trying to use the n300 as my main router (its hooked to cable modem) and use the 2wire as an access point. The two are connected by a known good ethernet cable.



A:Connecting netgear n300 router to 2wire 2701 router

JohnWill's procedure (Aug. 30, 2008) for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. [You will not need a cross-over cable if one of the "routers" is a computer.] Leave the WAN port unconnected!

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Hello everyone.

So like the title says, within the last few weeks or so my computer has been randomly freezing, and I'm forced to restart. This is the main problem. From what I observe, nothing in particular effects the freezing; it seems random.

Around the same time, games and applications that used to run perfectly now run at a relatively slower rate than they used to, with occasional lag.

Here is my log; please get to it whenever you have some time. I'm not in a huge rush or anything, and I understand you're very busy @[email protected] Let me know if there's anything else you need.

PS- Avast, spybot S&D, and ad-aware all pick up nothing.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:12:44 PM, on 11/12/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
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A:Intermittent Freezing and Slow Processing Speed


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I have 8 mbps connection wifi. when I test with speedtest.net I get download speed of 1 mbps on my laptop.
but we have 2 android phones and we get around 9 mbps speed on both the phones.
I gone through forums but could not get solution.

attached is screenshot of Wi-Fi inspector. please help me.

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For a while now, my HP Notebook laptop has consistently had intermittent wifi and I have not been able to diagnose the source.  For instance, I thought at one point it may have been something to do with a wifi extender I had but no. I am using Windows 10 Pro 64 bit I am using a virgin media router with speeds up to 200 MB/s.  I can get over 100 MB/s on my phone using www.speedtest.net but testing my laptop straight after in the same place with no other bandwidth loads gives me way less than 10 MB/s and often below 1 MB/s.  And then occassionally I can get respectable speeds over 20 MB/s and I think I've done something to fix it but it quickly reduces again. I have noticed that it might be worse but not the whole issue when I've got my laptop plugged in.  Is that plausible? It is very frustrating, I have an up to date Ralink RT3290 802.11 bgn wifi adapter and I've tried cleaning up my laptop to try and help but nothing has worked. If anyone can help that would be great, thanks.

A:Intermittent/Slow Wifi on HP notebook

Hello. Are you using this driver, sp71571.exe? If this driver has no fix then you may have to use ethernet connection. The Grzy

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I have a new Dell Inspiron 5110. I have a number of wireless computers and all the others, iPad, smart phone, etc, are having no problem. I tested the internet connection speed and it is faster to this computer than to the others, probably due to the N Adapter on a Dlink N Router. The others are all G cards. However, one of four things happens with Firefox, Chrome, IE and Opera.
The browser cannot find the server.
The browser times out many times before finding the servers
Sometimes it does find the server and the site, no consistency in the behavior.
When it does find the site, it is usually painfully slow.
I have tried everything I can think of. It usually does come up in Safe mode with Networking.
I set the DNS option to the Google DNS servers and for a while that helped.
I have flushed the cache and winsocket with command line prompts.
I have turned off the firewall.
I tried disabling the v6 tcp/ip option in the adapter properties.
None of this has made any difference.
90% of my work is researching on the internet which makes this computer useless to me.
I have run PC Cleaner, done thorough scans of my computer, etc. There was one virus that appered in the MSFT Essentials scan but it deleted it.
Sometimes one browser will not work at all whereas another will work minimally.
I see others complaining of this problem, but the threads do not seem to carry through for a solution.

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Hi all, hopefully someone can help me with my internet woes.

I have recently bought a TP Link wireless usb adapter (TL-WN727N). Initially I had some issues with drivers but solved that and my internet was working perfectly for around 2 days. However recently the internet speed has dropped down to extremely low speed periodically for no apparent reason. I can be downloading something at around 700kBps one moment then only have 100B/s the next.

Anyone have any ideas as to why this might be happening and how to fix it?

Some general system info:
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4093 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series, 1024 Mb
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., GA-870A-USB3L
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

A:Intermittent Internet Speed slow downs with a TP Link usb adapter

Is this a problem with internet access, or with your wireless connection to the AP? If the latter ...

Make sure you have the latest driver from TP-LINK's web site.

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

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Hi, the wi-fi on my laptop has suddenly become very slow (5mbps) and it usually disconnects every 5 minutes and I have to wait another 5 minutes for it to reconnect.

This has only started happening the last 10 days or so.

The wi-fi on my android phone which is connected to the same router runs perfectly with quite high speeds achieved. 50mbps

I have a computer that is wired via ethernet and that achieves speeds of 70mbps.

I have tried reinstalling the driver but nothing happens. If I try 'updating' the driver Windows just says it's the best driver installed.

I have tried reinstalling Windows 10 by reseting it. It has the latest updates.

Is it possible my wi-fi adapter hardware is failing? I thought it would either work or not if it was the hardware.

I have no idea how to solve this problem and it basically means I can't use my laptop as I have to keep waiting for it to reconnect after it disconnects every 5 minutes.

I have also 'reset' the router incase it was a problem with that but was unsuccessful.

I hope someone can help me with a miracle solution.

I'm wondering if I should got back to Windows 7 but I've had Windows 10 for a good few months now and the adapter has always been fine. I'm just worried a latest update has affected it somehow.

Oh I can also use my phone via USB tethering and I get good speeds doing that but I don't have a lot of data so it's not a viable solution.

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A:laptop wifi suddenly very slow/intermittent

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I've read a number of times some unsubstantiated claims that say a WiFi router has a limited lifespan of about 3-5 years, depending upon a few factors (like throughput levels, temperature management, etc). Sometimes you can get them to go for 8-10 years, but generally by then the technology has improved so much you'll want to upgrade.

Occasionally when I'm using my 4 year old router, a TP-LINK TL-WR941ND, it will become sluggish. At times it seems to be coincident with the weather (like very rainy day or hot outdoor temps), but sometimes not. It's actually located in the basement of the multi-family house, in a room that is generally kept at about 72-75 degrees. One thing I do to try isolating the cause is to locally connect to the router via the Admin web portal. I always find that this is sluggish as well. Right there it eliminates the ISP as the cause. If the web pages I'm trying to load are slow, but so are the router admin pages, it has to be the router. I have 2 computers that will demonstrate the sluggishness simultaneously in multiple browsers from different makers, so it's not the computers (which were rebooted to be sure it wasn't them with CPU running too many background processes). Occasionally, rebooting the router helps, but even when it does it is often short lived. And then the next day, miraculously the router is performing A-OK.

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A:Intermittent slow router response - old age?

Have you contacted your ISP, had them reset your account, and check your bandwidth?

Have to ran Internet speed tests at different times of the day?

Put the computer and router in the same room together to rule out weak signal.

Who do you use as an ISP?

Is your router network secure?

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I've been having a problem with intermittent Wifi. Sometimes disconnecting from the the network, other times just "internet unavailable". Most of the time, it's kind of "3s on, 3s off", so it manifests itself as just being really slow. Sometimes, it's more like "5 min off".  When it gets slow, I've been testing this with pinging google; and get a "timed out" error in the middle of some good pings.My phone and iPad (and housemates) are fine, and I get this problem when I take me laptop elsewhere, so I know it's my laptop.  I've tried updating the driver software for the wireless, no difference. Turned off all antivirus and firewall, no difference. So I came here. After fishing around, I finally got a suggestion from the official HP pages; turn off Bluetooth. So far so good, no problems at all, so I think it's solved the issue.My question is now "How can I enable Bluetooth *and* WiFi?". In my mind, disabling bluetooth isn't actually a solution, it's just a workaround. I, like everyone else in the 21st century, use WiFi as my standard method of connecting to the internet, so if I can't use it with Bluetooth, I may as well not have Bluetooth. Is there a patch for it? If there is, why is there no mention of this on the HP support page where they suggest turning it off?I've just updated the Bluetooth driver software, lets see if that helps...

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I recently moved to a new home and I set up my pc and the wireless adapter can't even see the wifi despite picking up my neighbours which have very weak signals.
My phone and my laptop both see it and connect with full strength.

What do I do?

A:Netgear N300 can't see wifi

Try the factory reset. There's a a small reset button in the back, press it down (sometimes you have to use a pen if it's one of those pin hole things) for about 5 seconds and that takes it back to factory settings. At that point you can either run the install CD that came with the router, or set it up manually from your browser.

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The Internet on our westell modem model 6100; would cut out. It would flash on then flash off. And sometimes it would turn red. We have a asante rotuer coming off of the modem and thats how i would connect. But since i moved my computer back upstairs I am now connected threw our Belkin wireless router model F5D8230-4 v2. So the modem hasn't screwed up lately since i moved upstairs. But now our Belkin is. It will reset like atleast 15 times in one day. So thats very frustrating to deal with. But now the internet has gone very slow. I have no idea why. I "restore to default" on Belkin and Westell. And there both slow, and the Belkin is still reseting. my ISP is frontier. I am getting a new Belkin wireless router/modem in one, model F5D8236-4. I am also connected threw Ethernet and when I connect with my iPod on to the Belkin router it is slow!
So if you need anything thing to assist you in helping me just tell me.

A:Westell Modem, Belkin Router, Slow internet problems

I am on Windows XP

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I couldn't find a solution to a big problem I have with this setup:

1st router in my chain is a Thomson from my provider (WiFi is usually off, I only use it because the provider doesn't give me the config data to connect directly without using their router)

2nd router is a TP-Link.

So, when I connect my laptop to the TP-Link via WiFi and use bluetooth headphones watching YT the video will halt several times.
When I connect to the Thomson's WiFi the video runs smoothly and the red bar keeps proceeding to the right much quicker than the realtime video.
I tried this at my office, too. Same problem. The 2nd router in the chain works perfectly when using WiFi as long as you don't use BT with it.
I really don't understand that!

Someone knows this problem?

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Hi everyone...I have a Netgear N300 wireless router that I bought and have been using since 04/2012 together with an adtec modem on my at&t internet sevice. My modem went out and I replaced it with the now recommended replacement modem which is the Motorola 3360.
As a result and in doing so my settings are having to be reset on my N300 router for my wireless signal to be used for my wierless devices. In trying to do so and in going through the setup of the router again I've discovered in logging into the Netgear website to recover/reset the router settings for the new modem setup I'm being told by Netgear that the N300 router I bought came with only a 90 day tech support and that I can purchase a tech support extended plan for $129.99 for 1yr or $199.99 for 2yrs for them to be able to help me and synchronize and reset the router settings.
Quite honestly, I can't see spending this much extra money on support for a router that cost me $50.00 in the first place. I may as well just buy another router for $50.00 to get another 90 day tech support and to provide support in setting up the new one but it's the principle of the thing and it's such a waste to trash the present router when it is in perfect working order otherwise. Then again if this is how shoddy and shysterish Netgear's tech support is, I don't believe I would want to support them or in anyway encourage them in their use of a policy that is so unfair and lacking in flexibility to ... Read more

A:Resetting settings on Netgear N300 router...

Hey drpepper. You can manually reset your router settings to its default settings as they were when you bought it. I would disconnect the router from the modem and just use the simple procedure to reset the router. You can then access the router setup page and change the default password, network name (SSID), and set up your encryption mode (wpa2 preferred) and create a password/network key to secure your router. Save any changes you make, and when done,power off the router. Power on your modem, wait a minute,then power up the router, wait a minute, then see if you can detect your network. All of the info for doing this is in the N300 router setup manual, with the reset procedure on page 39.


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I'm trying to connect a latop (Packard Bell - Easy Note) onto a Netgear N300 wireless router (WNR2000v3).

I have already connected a separate laptop which is working fine but the Packard Bell (about 6 years old) wont connect, it will detect my wireless network but then asks for a "Network Key".

I'm assuming this the same password that I set up when I configured the router but when I enter it I get the following message:

"The network password needs to be 40bits or 104bits depending on your network configeration. This can be entered as 5 or 13ascii characters or 10 or 16 hexadecimal characters".

Not entirely sure what that means but my password is 9 character long.

If anyone can help that would be great, thanks

A:Adding device to Netgear N300 Router

Sounds like the network card on the Packard-Bell will only work with WEP encryption which uses 64-bit or 128-bit passwords. Some would work with 5 or 13 ascii characters words (apple, mothershelper), but most required 10 or 16 hexadecimal characters (1-0, A-F)".

If that is the case, you may be able to find driver updates that will allow the card to work with newer security protocols, buy a new card/USB adapter for the P-B, or use WEP for everything.

What is the make/model of the network card? model of the EasyNote?
Check Packard-Bell support to see if there are newer drivers for the card?


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so i bought a Netgear n300 WiFi USB mini adapter for my PC, i did everything like the guide said, installed everything correctly, but once i do everything and i connect the my internet i get good connection and all, but i cant access the internet AT ALL. i just doesn't work.... i've been sitting here for 5 hours already trying to wrap my head around it... if anyone could help me would be really nice.

A:Netgear n300 WiFi USB Mini Adapter on PC (connection problem

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