It's a Netgear WGT624v3 802.11g router. After having some problems with Win 7 on both laptop & a desktop, I did a firmware upgrade on the router. I thought I kept the settings the same, but maybe something changed, because the iPod is now having problems re-connecting, too.
I've updated all drivers on the Toshiba laptop (Portege R836-P56X, running Win 7). Downloaded drivers directly from Intel for the wireless adapter (Intel Link 100 BGN). Also changed power management on the wireless adapter so it always has power.
Have tried various settings on the router itself. Current settings:
- SSID is being broadcast
- Channel: 11
- Mode: g & b
- Security: WPA2-PSK [AES] (I've also tried WPA and both WPA & WPA2)
- Router is assigning IP addresses (DHCP server)
I'm wondering if it is an IP addressing problem--that the router thinks these 2 devices are already still connected, so it won't let them connect again?
I'm really baffled that this issue has spread to the iPod. The same router was working fine with the iPod before.