Originally Posted by EnishiSG
I checked the details and it said "This problem occured because the network did not assign a network address to the computer." Could this have to do with anything? My laptop and desktop aren't in a network, if that what it means.
First off ... yes your desktop and laptop are part of a network ... the network your Netgear is creating.
Basically, what's happening is your laptop is not receiving an assigned IP address from the Netgear router via DHCP. Your router, by default, should be issuing IP addresses via DHCP.
One thing you can try really quick is confirm that your wireless card on your laptop is configured to receive it's IP address automatically. Right-click My Network Places>>Properties>>Right-click Wireless connection>>select TCP/IP Properties. This will bring up a box showing either configured for automatically, or will have a bunch of numbers put in. If a bunch of numbers are in there ... then clear them by selecting "Obtain automatically ... " on both IP address and DNS. If not ... then you could potentially input an IP address within the range your Netgear is working with and get it to work that way. For example ... if the range it is working with is 192.168.1.x ... then the Netgear is probably 192.168.1.1. Give the wireless connection an address of 192.168.1.2 subnet mask 255.255.255.0 default gateway 192.168.1.1 and DNS server 192.168.1.1. If anything ...this will definitely connect you to the router as long as you also have the SSID and WEP key input correctly.
Hope this helps.