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Any router must have a direct connection to your phone line.
If your router is non-wireless then both computers would need a cable plugged into the router, without any further connections whatsoever.
If it is wireless (most likely) then you have other options. Computers can communicate with a router wirelessly - no physical connection at all - provided that they have one of the following:
1. A wireless (Wifi) adapter built in.
2. An add-on adapter to send and receive the wireless signals to and from the router.
A mix is possible - one computer cabled to the router and the other using wireless.
The way I'm seeing it is that computer #1 is hard wired to the router, and that computer #2 uses a wireless adapter (no connection to the phone line). Am I right?
If not, then give us the model numbers of your Motorola Router and your Netgear adapter. That way we should be able to fully understand your setup.
I found this:
Are both computers running XP?
Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks