Never ever ever update your firmware if you have a Netgear Wireless Router (aff). It is the kiss of death. Your router (aff) will quit working. It sucked. I ended up spending about an hour on the phone with netgear trying to fix this problem.
On the other hand, we are flipping back to AT&T. Earthlink sucks. We are actually breaking our contract because Earthlink is that bad. I know, hard to believe. I got my new modem today. I will also be able to hook the phone and the internet up on Friday. Woo hoo.