ipad2 cannot connect to wifi-netgearDGN2000
I can no longer get wifi although I could before. The wifi is working as my daughter's ipad still connects, as do all our other devices. Switched netgear off a week ago (ipad working then) but from when I have switched on netgear the following morning cant connect to network, circle repeats endlessly and then numbers for ip address, subnet mask and dns appear temporarily before being lost.
Some pertinent notes:
a few weeks ago re-did netgear connection to all devices as connection was lost, since then all computers, printers and 2 ipads working just fine.
then a week ago switched netgear off(to stop my son using our entire allowance and being reduced to diallup AGAIN) my ipad 2 connected just fine before, but from switching netgear on the following morning hasn't been able to connect, although other devices are working including my daughters ipad 2
phoned netgear but they cannot help
phoned apple call centre, closed, but discovered on support website that ip starting with 169.254 aren't supported, notice that mine(for the few seconds it is there) is 169.254......which is supposed to be a problem??? whereas my daughter's is 192.168.....
Switched wifi on and off, switched ipad off and on, rebooted ipad which I have never done before after googling how to do it, terrifying but my photos were still there!!!, reset network settings and then reset all settings.
I am a beginner and doing all this was quite traumatic, still cant connect and have now joined to try to sort this out, newbie!!!