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Old 03-20-05, 06:52 PM
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Need help with my wireless connection and browsing

I got Verizon DSL back in Sept of '04 and installed a Netgear wireless router to it so me and my wife could access it anywhere in the home from our laptops.

For the past couple months I've noticed on/off performance while browsing in Firefox or IE. Pages cannot be found or its just dead as if there is no connection at all, but then again, a few min later its fine...then repeat. Then we get times where it'll work for 30 min then just die again. Yet everywhere we go in the home we have an excellent 100% connection to the router so I know its not that. Now the real enigma to me is, if I connect to say newsgroups or a friends FTP to download something, its not an issue. I get full speed and no probs at all. I've noticed this seems to be centered on web browsing.

Are there any specific settings I can make or have to do somewhere to get things going?

This happens on both our laptops. The only real settings I have changed in the router are the MAC Filtering is on and early on I found I needed to change the MTU setting to 1493 since its a DSL connection. We get VERY frustrated when we cannot even load up hotmail.com, but yet later on its fine...I don't get it. One min it'll be fine, wonderful, then it bombs out just out of the blue.

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