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Topic # 87587 2-Aug-2011 10:03 Send private message

I have a lousy broadband connection but i suffer along as I choose to live in the middle of nowhere with very few people so No fibre optic No cable No adsl2 but a great place to live.
So my idea is that the better the equipment I have to connect to the Internet will help me achieve the best I can get with what I have to work with.
So I bought a netgear DGND 3700 reported to be the second coming of wireless routers.

So why does it seem to disconnet, not connect, hang more than the cheap dlinks and thompson modems?

I dont think its faulty as when it does connect it works fine.

I rang netgear and spoke to some nice chap in guatamala and other than suggesting I try a diffrent channel....

I was dissapointed to find that in the software I couldnt find a  problem log

So what do you reckon perservere or sell on tradme and go back to a $79 one??

 




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  Reply # 500698 2-Aug-2011 10:54 Send private message

I have bought the same router and have no problems with the wifi. I have set the 2.4Ghz & 5Ghz SSID's with different names. The 5Ghz connection is VERY fast.

My only issue has been the PPP connection but I think that is now sorted (ISP issue)

My only complaint would be every little config change needs a full reboot of the router... Painful!!

Edit: Download a program called inSSIDer it will help you with the best channel to use



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  Reply # 500807 2-Aug-2011 14:40 Send private message

ok so i have downloaded an istalled the softwware what does it tell me? what do i read from it?




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  Reply # 500826 2-Aug-2011 15:04 Send private message

gnfb1234: 

So why does it seem to disconnet, not connect, hang more than the cheap dlinks and thompson modems?



Can you clarify, is the adsl connection disconnecting or just the wireless?  Can you test plugged into the router via network cable?

If it's the adsl can you post line stats from the admin ui status page eg: downstream attenuation, signal margin etc

If it's the wireless, run inssider (the start button is actually near the top right side) this will show you signal strength and other competing local access points.  Post a screenshot.



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  Reply # 500906 2-Aug-2011 16:34 Send private message

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/imagessubs/blog1ade996b4e73d60faf7288c5513e99e3.jpg


Jesus why is everything so bloody hard just spent the last 30 mins trying to produce a screen shot and put it on here




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  Reply # 500907 2-Aug-2011 16:35 Send private message

now i dont think that is big enough  what a joke!!!




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  Reply # 500952 2-Aug-2011 18:17 Send private message

Ragnor:
gnfb1234: 

So why does it seem to disconnet, not connect, hang more than the cheap dlinks and thompson modems?



Can you clarify, is the adsl connection disconnecting or just the wireless?


yeah which one is it?

i love my dgnd3700! it has been 21 days with no adsl disconnection 







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  Reply # 501026 2-Aug-2011 20:48 Send private message

nakedmolerat:
Ragnor:
gnfb1234: 

So why does it seem to disconnet, not connect, hang more than the cheap dlinks and thompson modems?



Can you clarify, is the adsl connection disconnecting or just the wireless?


yeah which one is it?

i love my dgnd3700! it has been 21 days with no adsl disconnection 




The wireless will hang the ineternet drops out about 5-10 times a day we are running 5 computers ipad ipod laptops
I dont know its just very frustrating I just dont know enough about it all to fixit and at present cant really afford for somone to come in and fix it Unless it was somone who really knew what they were doing
I usually find with computer tecs is they use your dime to learn how to slove the problem very pissed off to nite better go awy an sleep on it LOL




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  Reply # 501324 3-Aug-2011 13:33 Send private message

I bought the same DGND3700 a few weeks ago, to replace my WAG200G. I was so hoping it would be the router i wanted, with so many great features but.. the firmware lets it down,

I think there is a good batch and a bad batch, i read nothing but good before i bought it. but then,

i had so many issues with port forwarding, and the ports disspearing, and the menu resetting itself, i phoned netgear about 5 times, and then never called me back to resolve, i had connection issues with the ADSL, its was slow to connect but when it did the speeds were great, and it wasnt the line, as i havnt had a connection issue, in over 2 years, i was just upgrading to get gigabit ports, and the dual wifi, So after a frustating week, i took it back, and got the Linksys WAG320N, and setup was done in about 20 mins and its been perfect. no dual simitanous wifi though.

I think the DGND3700 will be awesome, when the firmware matches the hardware

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  Reply # 573081 25-Jan-2012 09:45 Send private message

I have this device and I too have had a lot of problems with the firmware, notably the media server aspect, but also console rendering issues. The media server can not support anonymous access for read while have admin access for write. The DLNA server is sometime there, and sometimes not. I was hoping for a switch, WiFi, media server and aDSL model all in one solution, but this one is not stable enough.

I'm looking for a replacement and will post an undate when a suitable device is found, but if anyone has input please let me know.

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