Been reading this entire site for several days - great info!!! Thanks to all for your invaluable advice. I'm slowly coming into the age of wireless. Purchased a WRT54G v.3 (f/w v3.03.6, Jan. 6, 2005) and a WPC54G (driver ver 188.8.131.52). Router is connected to a XP SP2 system, laptop is Win2000Pro SP4. Trial and error, and great info here and at DSLReports let me know that WPA is not really an option for W2K, and I was not successful running WSC's assistant, so I'm stuck with WEP at the moment. Noticed that the notebook adaptor has an encryption option for "Easy Security". The description says "Linksys Easy Security can automatically secure your network using WPA-Personal..." Goes on to describe how a key and SSID is generated using an answer to a question, and your b-day. Also says it only works with a router or AP that supports the option. My router definitely does not have this option. So, what is this? Something new? Something old? I seem to have the latest f/w on the router, and it is not giving me that option..... Searching this site, and DSLReports has yielded nothing, not that I claim to be the best search artist. Anyway, thanks for some great posts, and perhaps someone can shed some light on this mysterious encryption method... BTW, Happy Easter!