I've got an old netgear DG834G router whic has given me faithful service. However I'd begun to notice a lot of buffering and waits so I rang my provider up to see if anything was the matter their end. During the course of the chat they told me to do a factory setting reboot. After doing this the router fails to find a IP address.. Occasionally it does but win 7 still reports Network - no internet access and I can't get online. Shortly after it'll lose the IP address again too.
My provider is suggesting getting another router to test but I'm unsure that it could be that? It was working (all be it slowly!) before this factory reset and yes it is old but could it be that it's broken? Any ideas guys? Could a factory reset have caused this?
Internet light comes on fine btw and my login and password are entered correctly.