Thanks again for the info Gary,seems pretty straight forward and will probably give it a go.Just two questions,if I do a factory reset,would the user name and P/W revert back to "admin" and "password" and would I have to re-enter the same or new lo gin P/W details for the wireless connection? something tells me I'm gonna regret asking these inane questions on a site where everyone seems so computer literate.
We all are still learning here so dont worry about asking questions
Not sure about IDNet provided routers but normally p/w is admin and password after a hard reset, its best to change the password, from 'password' for security after resetting. As to wireless if that has a name now (many Netgear routers now come with a name and password by default) The wireless name and password should not
be the same as your IDNet login, they are just used to get you onto IDNets network. I would suggest copying down any wireless names and passwords your router has under the wireless section before hand if it already has some and they are not printed underneath the router.
If the routers wireless name is just 'Netgear' and it has no password under wireless settings I would suggest you change the wireless name from 'Netgear' and use WPA2 AES under wireless security and add your own network name and password, something like this 'F1F8AB8C703E23C7112E' for a password which is a hexadecimal one, but not this one obviously. You can go to https://www.grc.com/passwords.htm
and it generates random passwords, you do not have to use a really long one but the longer the safer, 8-16 characters in length is sufficient. As I said not being familiar with Netgear/IDnet provided ones if that is what you have, copy down anything you see. If you have more questions please fire away or pm me or any one else here, they are a friendly bunch.