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After having our Time Warner internet worked on(we kept getting signal drops, even with no router or splitter in use), I decided to hook our router back up. We have a Netgear Wireless-G Router, model number WGR614 v9. It's hooked up to three things: my computer, my brother's computer, and my PS3. Both my brother's computer and my PS3 are getting a signal, but not my computer. Neither device is pulling all the signal strength(the PS3 isn't even on now). I've tried switching slots on the router(in case it was a bad slot), and tried switching to an ethernet cable from one of the working devices, but I'm still getting nothing.

Any advice?
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Only thought is I should say is to make sure your Cable connection is more stable since if it's getting that many connection issues that is probably a notable problem.



So your problem is that one of the PC's aren't getting a connection to the Router?
Edited by linkinparkfan007 - 2/13/12 at 6:57am
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Only thought is I should say is to make sure your Cable connection is more stable since if it's getting that many connection issues that is probably a notable problem.
So your problem is that one of the PC's aren't getting a connection to the Router?

Yes, the problem is that one of the computers is not getting a connection.

And how exactly would I check how "stable" my connection is?
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post #4 of 11
Sounds like you already tried a different port on the router and a different cable, which leaves only your NIC on your computer.

It's not uncommon for the intergrated NIC to get busted. You can pick up a generic ethernet NIC and install that on your system to verify if the intergrated NIC is not working.
post #5 of 11
You can also try switching up the the channel that your router uses to broadcast its signal. I had a somewhat similar problem where all the desktops and laptops connected fine except my laptop.

What I did was change the option on my router for the channel from Auto channel search. So I just set the channel myself. I have mine set to channel one. I know I read somewhere that other wireless devices may use the same channel and that can cause interference with your router's signal broadcasting.

Try it out and let us know. Hope this helps thumb.gif
post #6 of 11
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I wouldn't think it would be that my NIC has gone bad, as if I'm connected directly to the modem, I get a signal just fine. I'll keep that in mind if nothing else works though.

As for the channel thing, does that do anything if you don't have the wireless network enabled? All of our devices are connected via cable.

Though this makes me think that maybe I should try enabling the wireless network, and seeing if my computer can connect that way, as it can do wireless, I think(haven't actually tried in a while, so I may be remembering wrong).
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Try resetting your Router. Maybe that might help.
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I've tried resetting the router, I think(mainly unplugging the electric cord. Do I need to hit the little button on the underside instead?).

Anyway, things are kind of working now. I plugged my computer into the router, and ONLY my computer. I got a signal. Plugged in the other two devices, and everyone gets a signal. Reset the modem one more time, and everything still has a signal.

Not sure what to make of this.
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post #9 of 11
Sounds like your computer was stuck on an IP address that was out of the range that your router works with and wasn't gabbing a new one. Cycling the power (router or computer) probably caused the DHCP in the router to be recognized again.


That or is was gremlins... evil little DHCP gremlins =P
post #10 of 11
Window key + R run: cmd

ipconfig/flushdns
ipconfig/release
ipconfig/renew


Whats it say if that doesn't work?


Also I thought PS3's used a static IP?

Or is that PS2? lol

EDIT: failed to read thread.


The router probably assumed it was running the same IP given by timewarner and was trying to distribute IP's accordingly to the same settings.

lol noob router.
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