I have managed to install my wireless broadband router. Well, at least partially. I would like to ask for help now because I think I've gotten myself into a real mess.
I have spoken to tech support for Netgear, and the gentleman there was not really much help.
This is the situation. I have a Netgear wireless modem router attached to my phone line and the Ethernet port on my computer. My network adapter is Intel (R)82566CD 2 Gigabit Network Connection.
I plugged the router in, connected it to the phone line, attached it to the Ethernet port and turned it on.
I answered all the questions and changed my admin name, SSID and provided a password. I pu the installation CD in the drive on my desktop and answered all the questions.
I put in my ISP settings and I was on the internet.
I found it a bit funny that no drivers got installed and Vista didn't quack about new hardware.
I then installed a network adapter on my laptop. It installed fine and detected the wireless modem and i am on the internet with that as well.
Now, my problem.
From the Network and Sharing Center, I can't see the wireless network. I can see the network (and mylaptop) from a program called Intel Viiv Media Server, but am unable to do anything but see it.
I tried to 'set up a wireless connection' from the Network and Sharing Center but it wants a username and password which, in spite of the fact that i wrote everything down really carefully, don't work.