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1. Turn off all computers | Disconnect all computers from the router |
Disconnect the router from the modem | Turn off the modem | Disconnect the
modem and router from the power supply.
2. Reconnect the modem to the power supply (and turn it on if necessary).
3. When the modem's up & running (i.e., all lights are lit): (a) connect the
router to the modem, (b) connect the router to the power supple (and turn it
on if necessary).
4. When the router's up & running, connect directly (not wirelessly) to the
5. Assuming all is well, check for and install any available firmware
upgrades for the router (follow all instructions to the letter).
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
> Just got new machine with Vista about a month ago. Running Netgear WG111V2
> wireless router. My wireless signal strength is 91% (the router is in room
> next to me just on other side of the wall).
> About weeks or 2 ago, could have been longer and I just didn't notice, I
> started noticing, while browsing, that pages just wouldn't load. The
> blue circle just keeps spinning and the amount loaded bar gets about 1/2
> and no further. I've tried repair on connection, unplugging and restarting
> the router, and anything else I could think of. The only thing that seems
> fix it is to reboot Vista. Once I come back up I can browse fine for
> sometimes maybe even an hour or so, then back to same inability to load
> Strange thing is I can do other things, while browser is essentially
> that require the connection; i.e., open and process mail, DL files, update
> software online, etc. What I can't do at these times is get pages to load
> without a reboot. If, after a lengthy period, I bring the machine out of
> hibernation, it'll work again for awhile.
> I even tried Firefox yesterday thinking there's something strange
> within IE but that didn't help. Firefox had the same problem after a bit.
> Actually it was worse because Firefox left a process running, even after I
> closed it, and I couldn't even get the process to end in Task Manager.
> Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
> ps - not sure this has any relevance but, after I continued having the
> inability to browse problem, I perused my event logs. I noticed a
> couple warnings/errors something to do with NetBEUI & Master Browser or
> such. Not sure if that's useful or not but thought I'd throw it in here
> in case.