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Netgear WNR2000

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addchild314 Calculating status...
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Sep 18, 2009 3:01 PM
Hey all,

I have a netgear WNR2000 router and an iPod touch 2g @ OS 3.0.1. Roughly every 24 hours I have to reset the router in order for the iPod to connect to the internet through it. This problem also happened before the OS upgrade. The network has WPA security and the wireless-N is disabled. Router firmware is up to date. 2 Windows PCs in the house have no connection problems through wireless. On a related note, my friends had the same model router in their house, and they had the same problem with their iPod 2g and their current-gen macBook running 10.5, but all 3 PCs in their house could connect.

Any ideas? especially why this seems to be a problem limited only to apple hardware?

Thanks
iPhone OS 3.0.1
  • F Shippey Level 7 Level 7 (21,500 points)
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    Sep 18, 2009 3:22 PM (in response to addchild314)
    Are you certain you have the latest router firmware installed?

    Check the Netgear website.
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  • F Shippey Level 7 Level 7 (21,500 points)
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    Sep 18, 2009 3:28 PM (in response to addchild314)
    You mentioned in your original posting OS 3.0.1 - since THAT was just for iPhones, I assume you mean 3.1.1?
    933mhz G4 Quicksilver - 1.33Ghz G4 12" Al PowerBook - 2.8Ghz 15 " MBP, Mac OS X (10.6), I DO NOT receive any form of compensation from my recommendation or link.
  • luvlabs Level 4 Level 4 (3,610 points)
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    Sep 19, 2009 4:39 PM (in response to addchild314)
    I used to run a Netgear N router as well and had the same issues. When it started dropping connections with the Windows laptops because of low signal strength, we kind of figured it was bad router.
    I never noticed it on my iMac because it was sitting about 2 feet away from the router. It was the iPod (running 2.1 at the time) that first had problems with decreasing signal strength. This was soon followed by my son's laptop. As soon as you reset the router, everyone was happy again - for a day or two. When it started having the same problem throughout the day, bye-bye.
    iMAC, Mac OS X (10.6.1), 2G touch 3.1.1
  • beanryboy Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
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    Nov 18, 2009 12:23 PM (in response to addchild314)
    I, too, am having this problem. What's the way to resolve it for someone like me, that not techny enough....
    jason
    iMac intel. 1.83 Ghz. MacBook Air. 1.86 Ghz. SSD., Mac OS X (10.6.2), 30 Gb Black 5G named iBono, an 16 Gb iPhone named myPhone.
  • chaimdan Calculating status...
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    Nov 30, 2009 10:19 AM (in response to addchild314)
    How do I assign a static IP and which do I chose? Anyone care to share would be greatly appreciated.... I login to router and choose a certain IP for my mac?

    Thanks
    iMac G5 2.1 Ghz 1.5 GB Ram, iSight 20 inch display, Mac OS X (10.4.3)
  • luvlabs Level 4 Level 4 (3,610 points)
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    Nov 30, 2009 4:37 PM (in response to addchild314)
    The "why" is usually outdated router firmware or too few IP addresses allocated for the DHCP. In other words, it runs out of addresses it can assign. Check your router manual and increase the range of IP addresses that the router can use for DHCP.
    iMAC, Mac OS X (10.6.2), 2G touch 3.1.2

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