I am a newbie--though I did install my router myself, I understand very little about how it works, so please bear with me. I have a WRT54G version 3.2. I installed it with the setup wizard, following all of Linksys's instructions, and it has worked fine for the past several months. I have a Tivo connected wirelessly, a PC laptop running XP, and a Mac laptop--all pretty much OK. Because the wireless signal sometimes fluctuates and my VPN would get cut off more frequently than I like, I wired my primary laptop (the PC) to the router. This worked great for a while--the signal hardly ever got dropped. Recently, for no apparent reason, I've been having trouble with the WIRED connection. It gets dropped and won't reconnect, even if I reboot...then a few hours later, maybe it does reconnect, but I don't know why. Sometimes, I can get onto the Web but not my VPN (even though the VPN says it is connected.) Meanwhile, I can connect WIRELESSLY and get onto the Web and the VPN with no problem, usually. I tried using a new ethernet cable and connecting to a different port on the router, which seemed to improve things temporarily, but now the problem has come back. The wireless connection has become more dependable than the wired connection. I don't get it! Any advice? Is this a hardware problem with the router, or with my computer? It is a Dell Inspiron 600M, for what it's worth. Is the router just worn out? (It's less than a year old.) If you do have any advice, please remember I am a "dummy" in this department. Thank you!