Netgear router losing wifi connection

If your Netgear router losing wifi connection continuously, like when you are away from the computer, if the screensaver kicks in or if you don’t have any internet usage. The most probable cause of Netgear router losing wifi connection is due to Wireless router or Network card. Here will discuss the Netgear router losing wifi connection issue and ways to fix it.

Troubleshooting the issue of Netgear router losing wifi connection

 

There are many potential solutions to fix the network connectivity issue. and here are some we are going to discuss as follows:Netgear Router Troubleshooting

Verify power management settings

 

Although this might sound basic, but most of the issue lies in these settings. Please verify if your computer is managing the power settings for your wireless card which automatically result in wireless shut down when a specific amount of idle time goes by. So under this please check that the wireless power management isn’t set to shut off the card if your computer is idle for a certain period of time.

Also with the device manager, check the settings on your wireless card. So right click on my computer and go into the properties. Now click on option Hardware and then move into the Device manager option. Then locate wireless card under network adaptors and do the double-click on it. There check that the auto power management settings are disabled which shutting your card down prematurely

Reboot

 

You will be amazed to know that, you can easily do the Netgear router troubleshooting VIA rebooting. What it includes is the power cycle. In many cases, it’s the connectivity issue which hinders the router’s performance.  Please follow step by step process to do Netgear router troubleshooting as mentioned below:

  • First power off the internet modem and Netgear router.  To do this pull off the power cable from the Netgear router and also from the modem. Now, wait for the next few moments. After this plug back the power cord of the modem and your Netgear router.
  • Now closely look for the internet light of the modem and of your Netgear router. Wait for few moments and see the lights become stabilize. If the internet light is on your modem and Netgear router, it simply means the Internet connection signal is proper and there is enough connectivity from your internet service provider.
  • Now check if the rebooting process helped or not. Tr using the internet.
Once done, let’s do the further process of Network connection and modem:
  • Connect the modem with your computer with an ethernet cable. TO do this try to locate the cable that comes from modem to your router’s internet port. When found, Disconnect the Cable From Router And Plug it Into Your Laptop Or Desktop Computer.
  • Now when you are done with the disconnection of ethernet cable, turn off the computer, Netgear router, and modem. Try reconnecting the cable as it was in before condition. Now restart all computer, Netgear router, and modem.
  • After this, when the computer is restarted, try using the internet on the computer. If the internet connection is working fine, this clearly indicates that Your Modem, Computer And Ethernet Cable All three Components Are Fine.
  • In case the testing fails. Don’t worry, we have your back. call our Netgear expert technicians at +1-888-700-7068(Toll-free number 24/7).

Update PC driver

Now to update the PC driver, please follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Visit the manufacturer website of PC and there move to PC driver update page. After choosing the computer’s operating system move to the network card’s latest driver.
  • Now right click on my computer icon and there choose properties. Now click on advanced system settings. Now click on the hardware tab and then go into the device manager. In a list of devices search for network adaptors.
  • Now download the driver and then save the driver to the desktop. Now follow the installation process.

Check for wire connections

This seems too basic and mostly ignored. But trust us this s the spot where the problem lies. SO make sure that the wires of your setup are perfectly fine and none of them are broken. If you find any such wire replace it immediately.

Check the Netgear router settings

  • Check for the Netgear router settings. If in case you are using 5 GHz networks then go for a 2Ghz network. Also, make sure that the channel settings for you router is set to Auto. If you had already picked up a specific channel then replace it with new.
  • Disable the security feature like MAC address filtering, WiFi protected setup, network isolation. Actually, these features do not increase security to that extent. Also, make your network mode as a mixed one.

Update Netgear router firmware

In some cases, it is the outdated firmware which causes the problem. Try to update it. This happens when never had Performed a maintenance Or Software Upgrade on your Netgear wireless router. Please follow the steps to update the firmware:

  • First, log in to the Netgear router and check for the available updates for the same. To login the router default gateway,
    • Go into the Netgear router setup console. Open the browser and type any  one of it:

    www.routerlogin.net    |            192.168.0.1   |                      www.routerlogin.com             |      192.168.1.1

    • A prompt window will open The window will ask for username and password. Enter the Username – admin, Password = password. Note: both are case sensitive, so fill the information carefully.
    • Now login to the Netgear router. Click on the Administration tab under the “Advanced” option. Now look for the option like Firmware update or Router update. Click on it. Find the updates available. If it is available, You will be asked to download it. Update it as desired and click on  Yes to start downloading. and update the firmware.
    • Automatically the router will download the firmware and begins with updating the old version. Once Update Please Restart Your Computer And Router to apply the done changes.
    • The Netgear router will restart automatically and it will take 3-5 minutes in total to get this update process done completely. Please check for any other message displayed over the screen like if the router needs to be reconfigured.

Note: Please do not interrupt the updating process by closing your browser, or clicking any link, or switching to new tab/site. The default username and password for Netgear router is “admin” & password is “password” and these are case sensitive.

In case of update process got stuck or didn’t complete for any reason, call our Netgear expert technicians at +1-888-700-7068(Toll-free number 24/7).

Netgear router soft reset

 

If rebooting does not help you. then try considering doing the soft reset for Netgear router. Hereunder are the steps involved in Netgear router reset:

  • First, connect the Netgear router with the computer. Now to enter into the default gateway of Netgear router, type the default web address. Go into the Netgear router setup console. Open the browser and type any  one of it:

www.routerlogin.net    |            192.168.0.1   |                      www.routerlogin.com             |      192.168.1.1

  • A prompt window will open The window will ask for username and password. Enter the Username – admin, Password = password. When you enter the username and password, you will be directed to Backup settings. In backup settings, click on the Revert to Factory Default settings.
  • Now under the Revert to Factory Default settings, choose the Erase option. This will make your router on default settings. It will reset to all way up back default settings. Now a pop-up window will ask to reboot the system. This will make the done settings to apply. Please Restart Your Netgear Router And Modem and Try to set up the router Again.

Feeling exhausted or difficulty in Netgear router troubleshooting? call our Netgear expert technicians at +1-888-700-7068(Toll-free number 24/7).

Hard reset the Netgear router

Consider doing the hard reset as last option id none of any troubleshooting steps works for you. To hard reset, please follow the below mentioned steps:

  • Locate the reset key on the Netgear router. When found, press the reset key for few seconds. You can use a paperclip Or Pen And Press the Reset key At the back of Your Netgear Wireless Router. Hold this reset key for next 20 to 30 seconds till the all Light Start Blinking Together.
  • Now restart your Netgear router and setup it again.
    • first, connect the Netgear router with the computer. Now to enter into the default gateway of Netgear router, type the default web address. Go into the Netgear router setup console. Open the browser and type any  one of it:

    www.routerlogin.net    |            192.168.0.1   |                      www.routerlogin.com             |      192.168.1.1

    • A prompt window will open The window will ask for username and password. Enter the Username – admin, Password = password When you enter the username and password, you will be directed to Backup settings. In backup settings, click on the Revert to Factory Default settings.
    • Now under the Revert to Factory Default settings, choose the Erase option. This will make your router on default settings. It will reset to all way up back default settings. Now a pop-up window will ask to reboot the system. This will make the done settings to apply. Please Restart Your Netgear Router And Modem and Try to set up the router Again.

 

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