Can not get onto Guest network

May 6, 2012 at 15:30:03
Specs: Windows 7 x64 Pack 1
OK, hopefully someone here can help...

My landlord downstairs has set up a guest network for me from his Netgear WGR614v10 so I can ditch my dsl and just pay him. First I tried using my Netgear WNR2000 router to act as a receiver (bridge?) but messed it up and couldn't even access the router config anymore, had reset to factory settings.

I bought a Netgear WN311B PCI adapter, but I can not connect. My laptop works fine, and after a bit I got my nook to work. We've gone through having an open network with no encryption to currently trying with WPA2-PSK. If I try to connect with Win 7 it just says "Windows is unable to connect to network." Troubleshooting just says to restart the router.

If I try NetGear's Smart Wizard it will detect the network fine in setup, and say the signal is at 79-80%. But at the "Settings" tab, it just says "scanning" in the status bar, it always says channel 6, and shows signal at 1 dot. Window's network connections list it at "Good."

I did very briefly get it to work when I first tried the new adapter. Windows even asked me what type of network this was (Home/Work/Public) but when I tried to open a web browser it was not working anymore.

I don't think it's range as my laptop and nook work. I can get it to connect to my WNR2000 router, so I don't think it's necessarily the adapter.

Thanks for anyone that can help!


Running Microsoft Security Essentials & Windows Firewall in case it matters.

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May 6, 2012 at 19:40:01
I'm guessing the landlord has no problem with his internet, I think netgear has a limit of 5 pc. Try resetting the router and password: internet explore>>Sign in as admin> password is password( the landlord might had changed it). If your powerline is all link with the landlord (sharing electric bill), try using a Powerline Ethernet instead (cheaper).

Make sure it's installed correctly: sometimes it can be the win7 issue:

Sorry for not being very helpful. Try this: Netgear Technical support- 8886384327 press 4 for tech support. When you 1st bought this product, it should come with a 24/7 tech support.

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