Netgear Wireless Network problem

February 14, 2009 at 22:47:45
Specs: Windows XP, AMD Athlon 64 x2 5400+, 2 gigs ram
Hey everyone,

I am having issues with my wireless network. I am running a Netgear 54 mbps wireless router. Whenever I navigate to a page with a lot of pictures on it (for example a car forum with a thread containing lots of pictures to load), my wireless connection cuts out, and takes a few minutes to come back. I can browse other pages with less pictures all day long, but as soon as I visit a picture-heavy page, bye bye connection. Signal strength is "excellent" the entire time. I have tried messing with basic router settings, but to no avail. Any ideas?

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February 15, 2009 at 05:30:52
Does it happen in more than one browser? It sounds like something is sending a reset (rst) packet. It could be an MTU problem.

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February 15, 2009 at 05:53:37
Yes Guapo,

It happens with both firefox and IE. You'll have to forgive me for my lack of knowledge. What is MTU?

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February 16, 2009 at 06:18:28
Max Transmission Unit

If the packet size is set too low, which it shouldn't be, that could cause it.

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April 2, 2009 at 14:09:43
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