Hi, brand new here but I'm at the end of my rope on this head-banging problem and I am desperate. I recently bought my parents a wireless linksys router (802.11b) so they can take advantage of the internet with laptops and such. Well I came home for vacation and find out that its been broken for some time, partially anyway. The only hardwired PC in the whole house works fine because its directly connected. But absolutely no wireless devices can communicate with it. Even a laptop sitting RIGHT NEXT to it gets no communication. It can find the network and get on it, and send packets, but it gets no communication back from it. Whats weird is that it says the signal strength is Very Good. And I know its not the laptop because it won't talk to other computers wirelessly either. How can the signal be anything but null when theres no communication? How can the hard wired PC do fine but laptops and other wireless devices can't do anything?