For as long as we've had the wifi router, it will randomly just go into limited access for no apparent reason, and it shows up as limited access on all of the devices connected to the wifi. Now I usually just unplug the router, then plug it back in and its fine. But this time I did so and it went right back to limited access. What is there that I can do? This is VERY annoying.
To fix limited connection problem in Netgear router, just check these points-
1- Issue with ISP: Internet is disconnected from AP or Modem due to the problem with ISP. ‘No Connection’ or ‘Limited’ will appear whether you are connected directly or through a Netgear router. Wait to see if internet connectivity restores back on its own. If it does not restart the modem and try again. If the problem continues, you may need to contact your ISP. If the internet is working fine at AP/Modem’s end, you need to proceed and focus on the issues with the router.
2- Loose connection or weak signals: If your Netgear router is connected over LAN, make sure all cables are inserted properly and connections are not loose. If connected over Wireless WAN (Wi-Fi), make sure that Netgear router is kept at a location where it is receiving adequate signals. If it is itself not getting good signals, you won’t get internet connection out of it. So, change the location of Netgear router and try again.
3- Bridging the wrong configuration: If you are using Netgear router for bridging, make sure that you are using the same password and channel as of your Netgear router and modem. In case, if you are using different password and channel then there will exist limited connectivity problem. So, check WDS Bridge/Repeater settings and confirm that these two matches with Wi-Fi settings of Modem or Access Point. Having different SSID does not create any issue.
4- DNS: Google Public DNS may fix your limited connection problem. To fix, you have to put this DNS IP address in Netgear router DHCP settings.
Just see how - DHCP > DHCP Settings > Primary DNS & Secondary DNS or you can simply put this DNS address in your LAN (Ethernet) or Wi-Fi connection settings Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Change Adapter Settings.
To change DNS for Ethernet or Wi-Fi connection, Open Ethernet / Local Area Connection / Wi-Fi > Properties > Networking > Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) > Properties > Use the following DNS server addresses. You may change DNS for Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) as well but your ISP may cause an issue if it does not support IPv6.
If you have done everything you could possibly do and still the problem persists, call at Netgear Router Technical Support Number.
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