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Old August 28th, 2010, 11:21 AM
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I have a WGR614v9 router. Have never had a problem until I got my Samsung Home Theater. Whenever the wireless rear speakers are on the WiFi goes down. Is there any solution on NetGear side because there doesn't seem to be on Samsung side?
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Try changing the router wireless channel to 1, and then 11. If you still have problems with both of those then you are out of luck with the 2.4GHz band and may need to change to a 5GHz router or access point.
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You said if changing channel doesn't do it for HT interference I should consider 5GHz router. Being a non-tech savvy user, forgive my dumb questions. Is 5Ghz same as N router? Will my 5.8Ghz phones interfere or be interfered with? Will my WinXP laptop and MacBook work OK? What about dual band; in other words should I avoid 2.4Ghz altogether?
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Chance the channel for the wireless router first and see

Should fix the problem then we can discuss more
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1. You said if changing channel doesn't do it for HT interference I should consider 5GHz router.

2. Being a non-tech savvy user, forgive my dumb questions. Is 5Ghz same as N router?

3. Will my 5.8Ghz phones interfere or be interfered with?

4. Will my WinXP laptop and MacBook work OK? What about dual band; in other words should I avoid 2.4Ghz altogether?
1. Channel 1 and channel 11 are opposite ends of the 2.4GHz wireless band, so if the wireless network suffers from interference on both of those channels then it’s a fair bet that all channels in-between will be bad also, but if one is OK then stick with it, problem solved.

2. 802.11n will operate on 2.4GHz or 5GHz, but for your purposes changing to a 5GHz capable router to use that band would mean that you would be using 802.11n, and so all your devices would need to be able to use the 5GHz band at 802.11n rates.

3. Quite possibly. The frequency range for the 5GHz band is something like 4.9GHz to 5.8GHz, but there’s a good chance that a 5GHz channel might be able to avoid interference from a 5.8GHz phone.

4. You may well need to use different networking devices in the PCs/MACs, 5GHz (or dual band) 802.11 a/b/g/n. Lets hope that changing channels on the 2.4GHz band does the trick for you.
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You guys are very helpful, but I can't log in. I haven't tried logging in since I installed it 2 yrs ago and I did not change userid or password from the defaults. Nevertheless I followed reset instructions - NO GO. It says I'm not Authenticated. What is that?
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See router reset on my sig below

Also see router setup ony sig below as well. When you reset any improper setup between router and broadband will cause GUI interference issues
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Thanks to both of you. I followed the reset instructions you sent. Didn't reset until I unplugged and pressed and held rest button. Only then was I able to get logged in. Changed to channel 1 but wi-fi still was not working. But when I set channel to 11 there was no wi-fi bog down or sluggishness - it screamed. Wi-fi now working on both of my laptops MAC and PC. Couldn't have done without your help.
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