Did you mention brownouts? Ah, your location has unstable voltage? It could even be that that has something to do with the Intel connection problems (I read somewhere I think where some said it had to do with some power issue). It is my practise to power ALL my Linksys routers with universal transformers (switching transformers) that can handle variations in input voltage (e.g. 100-240V) and spikes in current uptake (e.g. up to 2 amps). Maybe that's why I'm seeing none of those problems?