in well under an hour i had my wirelss network setup perfectly with mac address filtering, WPA security and evrything working perfectly.
my dads laptop connected fine via his wi-fi.
i even fitted my PC (which is wired to the router) with a wireless PCI card so that i could move the PC away from the cable modem.
i could connect via the PCI card to the router. I would disable the wired connection and my wireless one would take over and internet would work fine.
then i upgraded the firmware.
if not familiar with netgears router administartion page - once you make any changes its says "updating settings". anyway after the new firmware had been installed this had been on the screen for ages and ages so i closed the window.
after the upgrade i found i couldn't access the internet. yellow hazard symbol appeared "limited or no connectivity".
so i turned off the pc, router and modem.
then i turned on the modem, waited. tuned on the router, waited. Turned on the PC.
internet connection was back.
i then tried entering the administration page (routerlogin.net) but it wasn't found.
so i typed in the gateway code i got from using ipconfig with cmd
that worked and then i found i could use routerlogin.net for some reason....??
i then tried connecting wirelessly with my PCI card. i connect and evrything seems fine. I then disabled my ethernet connection. i could not access the internet wirelessly.
so i enabled my ethernet connection. no internet still!! even though i'm now wired to the router!!
so i disabled m wireless connection and internet comes back.
conclusion: my wired internet does not work if my PCI wireless card is connected??
any ideas why
if not any ideas how to go back to previous firmware versions
i would love to be able to see if my dads laptop could use the internet wirelessly but since he's at work i'll
have to wait...
EDIT -> can't connect to the nwtork at all now. no yellow marks in device manager. its all installed properly as it worked yesterday.
Edited by makihara, 25 May 2006 - 08:43 AM.