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Netgear DG834N and Wireless on Apple MacBooks

What is it with the wireless on Apple laptops and Netgear wireless routers? I have been aware of wireless problems (time outs on connection, random disconnects) with the DG834PN in the past but i fixed that by upgrading to the DG834N.

Recently, though, this now no longer works for both my clients and myself. There have been no changes on the router side but suddenly MacBooks have been unable to connect. I can only surmise that there has been an update to the wireless drivers on the Apple side that has caused this problem to surface on this router.

I have solved it by installing the latest DGTeam firmware (version 850), setting both the region and channel to AUTO (you also really need to do a complete router reset after installing this firmware). This is not particularly satisfactory though and Apple really needs to sort out the incompatibility with the entire family of Netgear routers. Anyone else experienced this and have a better way of fixing it?

Published on 2009/01/21 at 10:20 by Toby, tags , , , , ,

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    by mmo 2009/03/07 at 20:14

    Nice workaround. One can only assume they will fix it on their end rather than making people mod/work around the situation.

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