Hey there! Yeah, i had been doing reading online about it just before posting. Found out about a weird 2gig ram limit (if you reduce your ram to 2gig, the driver works). -on top of that i read about the 'unsecurity' fix.
In addition, I found a Netgear forum with people going off about how they're not supplying customers with functional drivers. Official word from Netgear is that it's not their responsibility. Apparently drivers fall on the shoulders of Microsoft. So i looked into this. Microsoft appears to link people directly back to the computer manufacturers (Dell, HP, Asus etc....) -which of course doesn't help anyone that bought hardware outside of these companies (me).
No one appears to be taking responsibility for this, which surprises me.
Thinking I might give it a week, then just delete the Windows 7 OS and shift back to Vista.