Originally Posted by Timos
The wireless connection from router to lappy kept dropping, so I thought it was a router issue.
Check that you are up to date with Windows updates (not just Critical Updates, the optional ones too), as there is a wireless update which addresses similar issues. If the desktop stays in service while the laptop drops, then it's not a router issue, it's a laptop issue.
If you put a fixed IP configuration into the router WAN port, then eventually the NTL system will notice the lack of DHCP renewals and cut it off: the router should be left with a DHCP configuration on its WAN port. You should never need to run the Netgear wizard after the initial installation.