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I have a Netgear CG814WG modem/router combo with Comcast. Recently I have been having connection problems with it.

The computers I connect with are:

-a 10 year old gateway ( WinXP, through ethernet)
-Dell Inspiron 1501 (WinXP, through wireless)
-2 brand new Dell Inspiron 15r's (Win7, through wireless)

the 15r's are having trouble... they are connected, and sending and receiving data. I can ping any website. I can access any Google website from the browser...but no other sites, through any browser. However, I can access ANY site through ethernet.

I have tried resetting my winsock settings, and I released and renewed my IP address, and even tried spoofing my MAC address to one I know works, but nothing has gotten me any results at all. I called Dell, they said it was an ISP problem. Comcast says its the router. Netgear says its the ISP.

One thing I have thought might be a chance was updated my routers firmware, but I haven't been able to find any place to download it, and Netgear won't even talk to me about it unless I buy a years subscription to networking support.
 

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Gee, Netgear "talked" to me. :) Here they say

CG814WG or CG814WT or CG814WCOM
Cable Modem Gateway

For support and information, contact the company you purchased the product from. After you have done that, other potentially useful information is below.

* These models must use the firmware from the vendor. Do not use other firmware.

If you are not the original owner and cannot get support from the vendor, the NETGEAR product on this site closest in function is CG814M.
Make sure you have the latest wireless driver for the Windows 7 machines. If it is an integrated adapter get the driver from Dell's web site. Use your Service Tags for easier searching.
 

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The drivers are up to date. And when I say new, I mean I literally started it for the first time today.

If it makes a difference, when connected to the wireless I can also run Skype and make calls, but not Pidgin.
 
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