Well, I'm currently directly connected to the cable modem. My wi-fi router all of a sudden stopped working. I've hard reset by powering it off both components and unplugged it. Waited 5 min and still the same thing. I even reset the whole WRT54G and reconfigured...still nothing. The problem is that the wi-fi router either directly connected or wirelessly does not give any internet signals or ips. I have it set AUTO DHCP. I can't ping anything with it. Do you think I might have short circuited it. I remember instances where I accidentally plugged the adapter into one of the port sockets.