I recently bought 2x W311R wireless routers in hope to setup a wireless repeater to improve WIFI in areas of home. The base router is coupled with a Netgear DM111P modem via WAN port.
Problem: The internet connection from the base router is unreliable, even when using an ethernet cable. The connection and speed are strong at 5/5 bars and 54Mbps, but the internet will "fizzle out" after 5mins-20mins of use.
In order to regain internet use, a reboot of the router is required or wait for 5minutes for it to return. I have tested the modem with a direct link to a PC via ethernet with the modem signal lights showing no disruption and no dropouts at all. The problem I'm sure is with the router.
Issues I think could be the cause:
- The modem is using a PPoE connection style with my ISP which works fine, on the router its using a Dynamic connection style. There are many options to choose, sometimes the "Identify connection" returns a static type.
- The DHCP server is enabled on the modem and disabled on the router.
- Would having the WDS mode set to "Lazy Mode" have an effect? (requirement for repeater WDS use) I have tried either, with no result.
- I have tried changing the DNS servers, with no improvement.
P.S. I have tried the startup disk with restore factory settings many times with no result. :(
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