I have recorded all usernames and passwords for the Netgear so I proceded then to log on to the Laptop. Here's the problem. I had chosen wireless security WPA-PSK + WPA2-PSK since the instructions said this was the most secure and the Laptop is a 2007 model so should support this but I cannot find it.
Now when I try to access the router to change the settings, my passwords are rejected though I am sure I have noted them correctly.
So can I uninstall the router, unplug it and start again using WEP which the laptop does support.
Gone on a bit !