Have had a very stable wired home network for a number of years with an eircom router with the wireless function switched off (didnt need it because of cat5E network points and its location in a childs bedroom).
Having purchased a couple of iphones and kindle e reader's recently decided to buy a netgear WG602 54G access point for wi fi rather than switch on the wireless function in my childs bedroom.
Took note of my IP settings etc on my desktop and plugged in the wireless access point into my destop as per instructions which worked fantastic giving excellent wi-fi but now I have no access to the internet from my wired desktop pc. As a result I cant get into my router settings to set up security features protecting the wi fi -its now open with no security.
I tried entering in the orginal settings under network connections (windows xp) but this doesnt allow me to connect to the internet. When I plug in a different laptop into my wired network this works fine (I think this assigns IP adresses automatically). Copied these settings for the PC but still no access to the internet.
As you may have guessed not great with all the IP adress crack so any easy to follow solutions would be much appreciated.