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Old 01-24-2013, 02:42 PM
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Default Tired wifi radio in Netgear WNDR3300?

Hi forum members,
Could my WNDR3300's wifi radio have drifted or become worse?
I've had subject wifi router for some time.
I have a medium sized 2 story woodframe structure and the router is centrally located on top of kitchen cabinets.
We're run several macbooks, iphones, and an ipad off of it, but usually 2-3 devices max.
Wifi used to work great everywhere but now connection performance is ify in may locations where it used to be fine.
The living room spot we're about 25-30 feet from the router, two walls.
My office upstairs I'm about 20ft again with two walls.
I've already tried various total resets, slight orientation changes of the router and antennas with no improvement.
There have been no changes which might be shielding the signal path.
In my office my macbook gets five bars and can join but iphones get 2/3 bars and are "unable to join".
Iphones are definitely the most problematic.
Oh yeah I've tried WEP, WSP but the security protocol doesn't seem to be the issue.
Before I pull the trigger for a new wifi router I thought I'd ask this forum.
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Steve from freezing NH (12F, 15MPH)
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Try setting your authentication to WPA2 - there have been issues with Apple devices and WPA/WEP...

Something to check... also try changing the WiFi channel - if things were working fine, and then perhaps not, you might have a neighbour on the same channel.
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Thanks for the suggestions.
Prior to my post I had used WPA-PSK [TKIP]
Then (prior to post) I changed to WPA-PSK [TKIP] + WPA2-PSK [AES] and it
seemed better on the computers but no difference on the iPhones.
Channel interference might explain why I have a pretty good signal level but can't join. I'll try a few different channels and see.

One other thing, this router supports several mode choices:
Up to 270 Mbs @ 2.4GHz
Up to 270 Mbs @ 5.0GHz & 54 Mbs @ 2.4GHz
Up to 130 Mbs @ 2.4GHz
Up to 130 Mbs @ 5.0GHz & 54 Mbs @ 2.4GHz

I'm using the first as I found the dual modes mixed up the laptops and 2.4 worked best.
Anyone know if the iPhones (4GS and 5) would prefer?

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