Category: Networking

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Netgear WNDA3100 fails

Netgear WNDA3100 failfest After buying a WNHDE111 access point from Netgear and realising it was wholly incompatible with all the other Netgear wireless I own, I was told by the technicians* to buy the Netgear WNDA3100 usb adapter. What they failed to mention is that it has a long history...

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Netgear wireless network running again, finally

Netgear wireless Yesterday the (replacement) DG834N died. I’d turned it off to move it to it’s finally position, plugged it back in, and it curled up with power warnings. I was not happy. I was this close ‘. .’ to tossing it in the rubbish in temper, sod the warranty,...

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NOT happy with Netgear

Netgear, I tell y’ Bless them, Netgear sent the replacement router. No base stand but that’s OK. Plugged it in, got to working… Slowly… For a few hours… … until it died. I have absolutely no idea what the problem is but: It’s not the DG834N range itself – when...

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Netgear problems resolved – more or less!

Netgear problems After a rather stressful week, well frustrating rather than stressing, I am finally getting somewhere… Netgear WND3300 I had already sorted a returns for this router but while I was on the phone to support anyway I went through them with this one. Ideally it does need the...

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Netgear saga continued, using faulty DG834N

Netgear DG834N faults Once more to the breach, dear friends… I was just going to toss the old Netgear DG834N in the shed but it was more or less working so I have patched it up and tried that. There is only so much you can do when one connection...

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Netgear WNDR3300 is a piece of…

Netgear WNDR3300 issues I wouldn’t touch Netgear’s WNDR3300 wireless router with a bargepole. First off, unlike the DG834N Rangemax, this one has no modem – you have to connect it to an existing ADSL/cable modem. Secondly, it’s not ‘dual band’ it’s ‘one band – or another’ Thirdly, while it promises:...

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Wireless problems with Netgear DG834N and WN311B continued

Netgear DG834N issues I tried a lot of faffing about I finally detected the culprit – and it wasn’t the WN311b adapter which has given me more than few problems in the past… J’accuse VOUS Netgear! The problem was a fault with the DG834N – several faults actually. Despite being...

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Wireless problems with Netgear DG834N and WN311B

Netgear DG834N issues My thoughts on this hardware combination: (Insert strings of your worst expletives) Yep, that about sums it up. Darned thing has been flaky from the first day I got it, lately though it’s really starting to hack me off. The router itself is great. The problem is...

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Book review: Dummies Guide to Windows Server 2000

Windows 2000 Server for Dummies by Ed Tittel with Mary T. Madden, James Michael Stewart ©1999 [ www.idgbooks.com ] IDG Books ~Dummies Press ISBN 0-7645-0341-3 Actually I’m quite a fan of the Dummies range which can be quite enlightening at times. The sometimes irreverent cartoons are always good too. One...

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