It's a little bit different than that...let's doublecheck the connections:
Use your ethernet cable and connect it to the laptop. Power off the laptop.
Connect the other end to port 3 of the Netgear. Wait 60 seconds, then power on your computer. Open Internet Explorer.
You won't have internet access right now to any address other than this one:
Open that address, then use this information to log in:
Once logged in, click Wireless Settings. Change your Network Name (SSID) to something unique - there can't be any spaces in the name.
Change the Security Mode to WPA-PSK and enter a password XXXXX at least 8 characters in the pre-shared key/passphrase box. Save the settings.
Click LAN Setup under Advanced. Change the IP address to 192.168.5.1, then save and exit the router.
Power off the router and disconnect the laptop. Move the cable from the back of the Netgear over to the modem port, not one of the numbered ones. Connect the other end to your modem.
Power on the modem- wait 60 seconds
Power on the Netgear - wait 60 seconds
Power on the computer
Is everything working now?
Edited by Kevin on 10/27/2010 at 3:50 AM EST