I’ve been a long-time user of Netgear products. I have a WGT624 wireless router and several machines with WGT311 wireless network adapter. I’ve even recommended many friends and family members the same set of wireless products for their own networking needs due to Netgear’s easy-to-setup and cost-effective solutions. I’ve encountered a few problems over the years, but one recently that really threw me over.
I could cope with a wireless router that had heating problems – causing itself to lock up once in a while requiring a manual restart, and wireless signal problems at a computer literally 2 meters below the router (downstairs), but I can’t cope with dying hardware. And I’m not the only one with these problems. Previously when Netgear did host a community forum, it was full of overheating and signal problems, I guess it wasn’t exactly the type of publicity they were looking for.
I had a network adapter just die on me. One hour it works fine, and next it was in heaven. I’ve tried uninstalling/reinstalling drivers and even taking the card and moving it into a different PCI slot. I’ve tried changing configurations on the router and everything else I knew. It just won’t connect anymore.
Does anyone recommend any networking solutions? I’ve heard no issues from any Belkin customers. D-Link on the other hand is even worse. And would anyone have experience having a Belkin adapter connecting to a Netgear router?