I bought a Linksys router with the hope that my minor problems with lesser brands were behind me. Unfortunately, however, I bought the WRT54G v5. After spending countless hours trying to resolve my issue with Linksys and searching the Internet for answers I realized I am not alone. The wireless network constantly disappears for random lengths of time. After experimenting with settings and using "war driving software" to monitor signals, I knew it was a hardware issue so I returned my router for a new one. Linksys sent me a new router and - I still have the exact same problem. I have read posts on this forum and other websites of many people who also have the same or a very similar problem. I have tried running the router with various types of encryption, and various other wireless setting and the result is the same. The wireless side randomly disappears for periods ranging from 30 seconds to 10 minutes. I am running the most recent firmware - 1.00.06, but have found rumours suggesting that Linksys is planning another firmware release in March. Hopefully that will solve our problems. I have wasted far too much time on a $50 piece of junk. My post-purchase research has revealed that I should have bought a WRT54GL or older 54G but it is too late for that. I am resigned to waiting for the next firmware release. In the meantime I will run my old wireless-B router as a secondary access point. It cost me $10(after rebate) 2 years ago and never gave me grief. If anyone else has found a different solution to the WRT54Gv5 wireless disappearing problem, please let me know. Thanks.