Hi, I'm new to the forum today. I've got a WRT54G wireless router. SSID connection (signal strenth) response is pretty good but the router is slow to actually issue an ip. Sometimes a few seconds to a minute or two. I've reset beacon interval per Linksys support suggestion along with the threshold, etc. â€œRTS Thresholdâ€ â€“ 2304 â€œFragmentation Thresholdâ€ â€“ 2304 â€œBeacon Intervalâ€ â€“ 50 128bit wep or not, no effect. SSID on or off, doesn't matter. allow that particular mac access only to the router doesn't speed up the process either. I'm running a 11a/b/g wireless adapter(atheros) on an IBM T41. Would there be any setting on the latop wireless adapter side that I might modify.. ? Typically, I'll see alot of sends and no packets coming back prior to the ip being issued. Then receive packets count suddenly will show a few packets coming in and I'll get my ip. Once I've got my ip.. No problems as far as access dropping whether just web surfing or using vpn.. Help!!