Does your Netgear router have any problem getting an IP when connected to
the westall device ie..
If it does and you have cd-burning software capable of making an ISO
bootable disc, download the cd image from m0n0wall. This way you can test
the box from a different load w/o blowing away your current install.
one other thing...just for S & G's, did you switch the cable connections,
LAN & WAN and reboot. Maybe what you think is the LAN is really the WAN (
and vice-versa ) ???
btw...cheer up, what does not kill us, makes us stronger. Think of all you
have learned :)