Welcome to Justanswer.com, my name is Dustin.I'm sorry to hear about the issue you are having, I will do my best to help you resolve it.
Do you have any other computer, or device connected to your Netgear router at home?
if so, what type of other working device do you have connected?
If money is limited, then what I suggest is we avoid phone support as that costs extra..
Instead, lets do our best to communicate clearly about the issue..
Besides the ipad, do you or anyone else have an actual computer at your residence, that is connected to the internet?
Excellent.. Now, focusing on the laptop please try to answer the question below
To get started, I need to know what type of computer you are using, a Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 or a Mac.If its a Mac, please check the OSX version as follows, Click the apple sign at the top left of your screen, then click about this mac. And then where it says version, send that to me as a reply.