I have an old Netgear wifi router (model WNR834Bv2) which I am trying to reinitialize. A recent storm knocked out my internet, and when it came back on, the router was not functioning properly (I have a surge protector, it is in working condition). When following the instructions on the installation CD to try and set the router back up, it failed when I plugged the power source into the Netgear router. The power light was not on, all LAN lights were on, and the wifi light was blinking.
Since this router is two years old, is it just broken? Or is there some netgear-specific bug which can be fixed? If so, how? I need to get wifi back up and running ASAP. Does anyone have a suggestion for fixing this issue? Is there an alternate order of connection I should try than the one suggested in the installation CD? I also tried the "Restore factory settings" button on the router itself, with no luck.
My broadband modem is an RCA modem from Comcast, and is approximately four years old. The computer is running Windows XP (SP2).
Thanks very much for any assistance!