I have a WRT54GS v1.1, and am experiencing a strange issue... my wireless connection doesn't usually drop (after much firmware trial and errors) anymore, but all the firmware swapping in the world has not fixed the following problem: My connection speed, while ordinarily it should be 54mbps, drops down to 1.0 mbps after an indeterminate time while I am connected. I don't understand why, and was hoping that anyone else could shed some light on the issue. First, let me get it out of the way that I'm using a WRT54GS, the corresponding wireless card for the NAT. When I originally connect, the speed is right up there.. then falls, hitting all the bumps along the way.. 36, 24, 18, 5.5, 2, 1mbps and holds. It occasionally skips back up to 54mbps once in a while, but hits 1.0 again very quickly. The connection, as I stated, almost never drops anymore. Things I've tried: changing channels/attempting to remove interference in the way (yes, I've used netstumbler to check out what channels the few neighbours in the area that have wireless are on as well), various firmwares including several of the official linksys versions and a couple custom firmwares (currently settled on DD-WRT, the latest one), changing the placement of the unit in my house, changing drivers for my own wireless network card... most everything I could think of. The signal boost from the DD-WRT firmware didn't help. Oh, yes, messing around with the speedbooster/afterburner stuff didn't really help things either, although, for a split second I thought it did. Then, I was thoroughly disappointed. So, anyone have any ideas? I'm really grasping here... I hate how much of a finicky technology wireless ethernet seems to be... :?