I have a Netgear DG824M dsl modem/router and although it's working
fine, I don't think I could get it to connect to the Netgear test site
either so I shouldn't worry too much about that. It may be worth trying
manual fixed IPs for your connected machines since this made life more
stable for me. To do this, assign an IP to each machine which is
outside the range reserved by the router. In my case we used
192.168.0.100 and upwards. You type this into the TCP/IP window after
selecting the 'Manually' tab. Be sure also to type in the IP of the
router which is 192.168.0.1 and the subnet mask (255.255.255.0) and, if
you wish, the numbers for your ISP's domain name servers.
Now when you log into the Netgear gateway you should see all the new
IPs listed under "Attached devices'. For good measure, try using a
different wi-fi channel, which you can select under 'Wireless
settings'. We had better results after changing it to '6'.
Don't bother about setting up 'Trusted PCs' unless you're paranoid
Finally, go the 'LANIP Setup' section and turn off 'Use gateway as DHCP
Make sure that you keep clicking the Apply button at every opportunity.
After this, log out and back in again and check that all settings have
stuck. If not, power cycle the router and check again.
In article <msstate.edu>, William
Maslin <msstate.edu> wrote: