WGR614 v7 needs password reset every couple d

Netgear Wgr614 wireless router
January 4, 2010 at 15:52:37
Specs: Windows Vista
Every few days after setting up the router for wireless it will basically refuse any device to connect. Nothing changes and it works great for a few days. My Droid and my laptop (on Win Vista) connect fine. Then, after a few days it will not connect.

The only fix Ive found so far is to get back into the router and re-input the password. But that's tedious and the main problem is my parents are the ones using the laptop and if I'm not around they're screwed.

But once I get into the router, just click the box and reinput the exact same password, it connects right away. Really odd. I havent had a lick of trouble otherwise with this router since switching from Linksys which I detest after going through 3 different models and versions.

That and this shouldn't be happening.

Any ideas? The guy over at the Netgear forums was absolutely no help whatsoever so Im hoping you guys here will have more help than "your system is set up to be hacked blah blah blah" almost like a generic response.


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January 4, 2010 at 16:08:57
Have you checked whether you installed the latest firmware for your router?
The original firmware mostly has some bugs that are corrected by a firmware update.

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January 4, 2010 at 16:28:59
I'm just going to take some wild guesses. Maybe they will uncover something & maybe they won't.

It sounds like something or someone is "deauthenticating" the connections. It could be someone, on the block, playing with backtrack. If that's the case, maybe you can disable the SSID broadcast on the router. I would also check the router logs, to see if PCs that don't belong to you, connected. Most people don't bother to erase the logs if they connect to someone's router.

I would enable MAC filtering no matter what the logs say. Add the MAC from the latptop so only you can connect.

Let us know what you find.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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January 4, 2010 at 17:21:19
Ill check those.

Its also on the latest firmware.

What about my Droid? Does this have a MAC address as well?

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