Windows Live Messenger disabling Wireless connection

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TANN MANN

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Hey i have a bit of a doozy for u brainiacs out there.

I have a home wireless network set up using a netgear WGR614 v6 router with the latest firmware and a Netgear WG311 v2 wireless card in my system to pick up the signal.
now i never used to have this problem, but its jsut poped up and i've been able to narrow it down to Windows Messenger Live 8.0... and any other messenger back to MSN 7.5
heres how it goes down, everything works fine i can browse download upload and anything else with the connection until i fire up Messenger for a yarn. it seems to take the entire connection for itself leaving browsing impossible, i'm still recieving the signal but the browser won't use it, instead when i try load a page, say google for example, it tries for a while the comes up with a login box with the following "server google.com to WGR614 requires authentication...or something along those lines...errror 401, now i shouldn't need to log into the router to access the connection if its already there, if i close messenger i still have no access until system restart.
any ideas?, cos its got me beat, as long as i don't start up messenger then the connection is fine.
any help would be greatly appreciated, if u need any system details tell me how to get them and i'll post them up(y)

Cheers
Andrew
 

TANN MANN

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Oh before anyone asks, I have updated all firmware on both wireless devices and tried others versions of messenger and disabled the firewall all with no effect on the problem.
 
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