I'm on quite an adventure here.. just check out the second half or so of this thread and the related one here. Whereas at first the problem seemed to be with the router, I am now, after flashing to Thibor 14, convinced that it is my system. I just don't know how this happened or why it's occurring.. but when I unplug my ethernet cable to test the wireless link and then ping the router using command prompt, I just get this: Seconds after plugging the ethernet back in and repeating the same exact command, everything works fine! I get a reply and all. The strange thing about all this is here... All of these are for the wireless connection. Windows is telling me everything is fine, essentially! But why on earh does my wireless connection not work? I just don't get it. I've changed the channel on which the router broadcasts the wireless signal to "2". Do wireless NICs automatically switch to the correct channel when they find a connection? This shouldn't even matter though, because as you can see, I HAVE a standing connection.