A month ago I moved into a house which has a Linksys router via a cable modem (Comcast). I bought a Linksys wireless B adapter (the one that sits on top of the tower) in hopes of connecting to the router. For the first couple of weeks, I could connect to the internet with either a "very good" signal or an "excellent" signal. Well, all that has ended as I have not had a consistant signal in 2 weeks. For 5 days I had no connection at all, and as a matter of fact, I have had to revert back to dial-up just to type this message. I have spent hours on the phone with the Linksys people, the Hewlitt-Packard people, and even the AOL people trying to solve this problem. They have had me do micro-surgery on my computer ("now type xxx"; "click on start...", etc.). to the point where I am nearing a nervous breakdown. The actual router itself seems to be working properly (all connections are fine), but I have no way of checking it personally because it is in a restricted area of the house (it belongs to my landlord). So tonight I disconnected the adapter with plans to return it to Radio Shack for a refund or exchange. I'm either stuck with dial-up (which I cannot tolerate) or I have to find another way to get high-speed. Unfortunately, Verizon DSL is not available in my area nor is Earthlink (I don't live in the boonies, but apparently I'm too far out of the city).
If anyone has any router suggestions, I'm open (although I've probably tried everything). I'd also appreciate alternative high-speed connections. Has anyone tried AOL Broadband?