This is a really strange problem I'm having with my WRT54GX version 2.0 router: I bought it about 2 months ago and it's been working ok up until 2 weeks ago. I do a lot of downloading from usenet and subscribe to 2 different pay servers, Usenetserver and Newshosting. About 2 weeks ago, I started having issues where the downloads from either server would stop for up to 10 minutes at a time, and then start up again. This happens every 20 minutes or so. BUT - while this is happening, I can ping both serves just fine, and also receive and send email, browse the web etc with no problems. My motherboard has 2 built in NICs, an Intel and an Nvidia and I tried both of them, same results but if I plug my modem directly into either one, bypassing the router, I get good, steady downloads from usenet. I haven't changed anything in the router setup so I can't imagine what could be causing this. I have the router connected via RJ45 cable to my computer, and it's also set to mixed mode for my daughter's wirelss NIC. It's not an issue of bandwidth because I have a 12Mb VDSL line and even when downloading from usenet, I can only utilize around 6Mb of that. One other minor issue with this router, every 4th or 5th time I turn on the computer, I have no internet connection and have to power the router off and then back on, then my connection is ok. Any ideas what the problem could be?