Yesterday while at a clients home working on programming a remote control I noticed that the Netgear WG602WAP was malfunctioning. Because I had a little bit of trouble with this particular WAP previously, I called Netgear support and after an hour of boiler plate troubleshooting scripts the manufacturer issued an RMA. In the process of troubleshooting I connected my ACER laptop directly to the WAP to access the setup menus etc.... When I next tried to connect to the internet with the ACER (LAN connection), the NIC behaved as if it were malfunctioning. I checked with my network specialist and even though we could ping the card etc... he concluded that the NIC must have croaked. Today, I was back at the clients with a replacement WG602 and a different laptop. I successfully configured the WAP but when I returned home, I no longer have internet access. When I run the command ipconfig /release, the error message reads "Media disconnected, unable to run this operation" or words to that effect.
All diagnostics point to the card being in good working order but I cannot connect to the internet so that would suggest otherwise. I suspect that both NIC's are OK but I can't connect over the LAN. Thoughts and suggestions appreciated.
Edited by DF Simmons, 24 June 2009 - 09:46 PM.