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pjsuther

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Couple of years ago I saw a reference that Netgear routers and USB adapters (N150 to be specific) couldn't be used on a PC that had 8GB or more of RAM. Just checking to see if that is indeed true, as I need to upgrade to 8GB from 4GB for new software.

If it is true, what is the workaround or solution? The 8GB is non-negotiable, but the adapter & router are not.

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phillpower2

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Hello pjsuther

Never heard of this type of conflict can you recall where you read the information.
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As I recall, it was on a Netgear forum about 2 years ago. The posting started out something like "I know that I can't use the (router/adapter) with 8GB RAM, but...", and then the forum answered the question w/out refering to the 8GB 'limit' again.
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DoesThis topic look familiar
If yes then you will note that the reply #2 from the tech JREwing78 says "There is no reason whatsoever that merely adding RAM memory would affect your wi-fi connection. Something else had to change there."
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Glad to hear that - that was exactly my concern. I couldn't understand either why it was "common knowledge" that upgrading RAM would impact WiFi.

Thanks.
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You are most welcome pjsuther :thumbsup:

Good luck with the upgrade.
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