i had the old b router that worked fine. Consistent signal strength, consistent speed etc. Meaning it wouldnt go from 8mbps to 1mbps in a flash. Just got the new compact 54gc router and speed is an issue. Bought so i would gain speed. Nothing has changed except this router. I sometimes get 48mbps to 32mbps but often goes right down to 11mbps and often to 1mbps in places very close to the router. Other then a wall, nothing is in the way. Performance just sucks and im not used to it. Sometime it drops the whole connection. THe signal strength never shows less the 4 bars. Running XP on the HP laptop with an integrated HP 450 wireless card. Just not used this poor performance when i was using the B router. Any help?