Okay, I'll try to describe how this network is set up. I didn't do it personally, but it has been described to me. Firstly, we get our internet from a 3G wireless USB card from ATT. This means that our internet goes directly into the desktop computer sitting in our living room (running Windows 7). This desktop is then connected to a netgear router, which routes all the traffic to various devices. The router does not function as a DHCP server. All gateways lead back to the Windows box. The router simply routes traffic. Apparently, the router was (somehow) put onto a different subnet than the rest of the system. This was done, because it was apparently trying to take things over (as many routers assume they need to handle DHCP, etc.). I need to access the routers settings, yet I can't get to the configuration page.
To be honest, I don't have much experience with networking. I'm pretty good with computers (I do a lot of programming), but networks get a little fuzzy with me... I understand the basic idea of a subnet, but I can't figure out how to access it. Once I'm connected to the subnet, I should, theoretically, be able to access the router through the host name "routerlogin.net", according to my router documentation.
I'm not sure of the subnet that was used, although I'm fairly certain it would be a somewhat standard one, and I've found the few standard private subnets, so after I know how to connect to a different subnet, I will try and find exactly which one it is... :/ Haha
I'm running Kubuntu 11.10, and am connect, through ethernet to the router itself. I can use the main desktop Windows 7 box, if need be, but I would rather not use Windows ;)