Question about NetGear WirelessN 300 USB Adapter WNA3100

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Hello My WNA3100 Wireless adapter keeps dropping my connection about every 4-10 minutes and the solution is to unplug the adapter and plug it back in. This has become more than a slight annoyance and

I am currently running Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 64 bit

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  • mr_cheesecak
    mr_cheesecak Oct 04, 2012

    I've installed the latest drivers through the website and windows device manager to no avail, as well as downloading version 2.0 of the software from the netgear website. As I'm typing this, the connection has dropped on me twice and I feel about ready to shoot someone, so SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!

  • mr_cheesecak
    mr_cheesecak Oct 04, 2012

    I have driver version 5.100.68.48 currently installed, i've told the computer to give the adapter max power and it's going out with even more frequency now

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  • NetGear Master
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Desktop or laptop computer ?

try moving your computer to a different area to gain maximum frequency / range

Click start control panel network and internet look for wireless

"Allow the wireless LAN radio to be turned off when inactive" might be ticked untick it


Right-click the wireless icon in the lower right corner of the desktop.

From the pop-up menu select "Enable."



This activates the wireless Internet options but it does not turn on the wireless receiver.

Push down on the wireless button or wireless switch on the top of the keyboard.



After a moments time the switch or button lights up, signifying the computer is ready for an Internet connection.



.

click start Control Panel - Network Connections - right click on 'Wireless connection'

(or similar) and click 'enable'.


if this fails to fix the problem


try unplugging the usb wireless device
uninstall the netgear software in the add/remove programs in the control panel reboot and then reinstall the software then plug in the usb wireless adapter


hope this helps

Posted on Oct 04, 2012

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SOURCE: Netgear wireless adapter

In this case can you please tell me what is your wireless router and how may computer do you have so we can check if this is a problem with the wireless router or with the netgear wireless adapter. because if you only have 1 wireless computer so the problem here is with the wireless router we may need to change some wireless settings like the wireless channel .....

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

Democritus

Ryan Churchill

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SOURCE: Netgear WG111 USB Adapter won't work with service pack3 installed

http://kbserver.netgear.com/release_notes/D102534.asp

Reinstall the driver to the WG111 (after SP3 is installed).

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

govinda123

Prashant M

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SOURCE: connection drops and no available network

So you are using windows Vista and the wireless connection is dropping.
Do you have any other wireless computer which is working properly ?
If the other wireless is working properly then the problem is with the wireless adapter. Now you have already upgraded the drivers, then there is nothing much we can do.
If you do not have any other wireless laptop working wirelessly, then try to bring another wireless laptop in the network and check whether it works properly.
If you face the same problem on that computer also that means the router might be having problem
Click Here for more info about the networking

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

steve_e_uk

steve morris

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SOURCE: my Netgear Wireless-N 300 USB Adapter WNA3100

hi dependent on what operating system you have you can turn off Upnp this is what is starting the auto install of the drivers, here is a link for you to download a utillity for this if you have windows xp http://grc.com/UnPnP/UnPnP.htm for windows 7/vista ,To disable it go to Start and type gpedit.msc in the Start Search and press Enter. Once Local Group Policy Editor is open navigate to,Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Driver Installation, Now from the right sidebar open the key named "Turn Off Windows Update Device Driver Search Prompt" and select Enabled and click OK Now Restart your computer or Log Off and then sign back in. That's it. Now Windows bother you any more. Enjoy! hope this helps

Posted on Oct 24, 2010

chalkperson

Ian White

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SOURCE: i cant install my wna3100

Click on the link below and follow instructions.

http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/17393

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I just bought the NetGear wireless adapter today. the process runs smoothly until it asks me to hook the wireless adapter. A box pops up stating "detecting wireless adapter" it stays like that...


It looks like your NetGear WNA3100 is dead out of the box.
The software looks like it operating correctly (runs the installed diag, tries to detect, etc.), but
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The reason that the adapter is disabled in Device Management, is that the software seems
to have correctly installed the driver, but Windows couldn't detect (plug & play) the device, so
Windows didn't enable the device driver - Windows won't load a driver for a non-existent device.
Other (remote) possibilities:
(a) Wi-Fi adapter plugged into a bad USB port. - try another port.
(b) there's a little corrosion on USB contacts of USB port or WNA3100. Try plugging adapter
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(c) there's a slight misalignment of contacts within the USB connector or either the laptop, or
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Your fix may be returning the NetGear WNA3100 to the retailer for an exchange.

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