I am a wireless networking newbie and I have the WRT54GSUK router and the WUSB54GS USB network cards to connect to it. I have gotten to a point with it now where I am completely lost and fear I may simply have to return it to amazon and opt for another wireless router Hopefully one of you clever people will spot something that I should be doing with it to fix my wireless woes. Ok, after several installations and various attempts at configuring my network I have settled on the following settings (after some advice from Linksys tech support): I am using windows wireless configuration not the linksys monitor which I have turned off (linksys advised me to do this). I am using WPA encryption, MAC address filtering and I have changed the default admin password for the router. It's version 1.1 of the router and uses 3.17 firmware. Ok now then - heres the problem: Quite regularly I lose my wireless connection, the signal strength doesn't drop, the connection simply ends. I have found that the only way to restore it is to take the AC adaptor out of the router and put it back in, windows then reconnects to the router. I have to do this a hell of a lot. Sometimes I have noticed that the first sign of the dropped connection is actually lack of access to the router configuration web panel (192.168.1.1 - I recall that being the address offhand), but web access remains for a few minutes before that goes too. I thought that maybe I should update the firmware and I tried that but initially the instalklation hung for about 15 minutes (it says it should take no more than 5 minutes) before I had no other choice but to turn it off. The firmware remained at 3.17, I tried again, but was told that the 'upgrade failed'. Also in the download I took from linksys the readme said that I should install the .RMT file, however no such file was included, only a .bin. Does anybody think they understand what would be causing the wireless connection to die like that. It has to be the router thats getting in a muddle somewhere, otherwise turning it off and on wouldn't fix the problem would it...? Any advice and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.