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 only 18 months old – and conveniently out of warranty – parts of it where corroded. Not a good sign.
Plus, one of the internal transmitters had dropped off, presumably because the glue didn’t hold.
And the Pièce de résistance – the third transmitters was AWOL, missing.
The ()’s on the manufacturing line hadn’t even fitted all the transmitters and QC where obviously asleep because they passed it. Unless it was a deliberate cost saving decision. :S
Either way, I’m a bit miffed about this. I will get another of the same model because generally Netgear stuff is excellent – but not before I tear them a strip!
Faulty DG834N, corroded, loose and missing antena!
I’ll add more when I see what they have to say about themselves!