okay, so i've had my linksys router up and running for a couple weeks now and it has been runnign great, up until I flashed it. Before I get into that though, here's my environment: HTPC - WinXP SP2 fully updated - Dlink 802.11b PCI NIC Workstation - WinXP SP2 - Netgear WG311 802.11g v2 NIC Gaming rig - WinXP SP2 - Netgear WG311 v1 NIC Laptop - WinXP SP2 - Orinoco 802.11b Silver PCMCIA Each machine was updated and working fine (except for the HTPC). All the 802.11g cards connected at 54Mb/s all the time and had no problems. The HTPC would continuously negotiate from 11 to 5.5 to 2 to 1 Mb/s..not in that order all the time, but would always renegotiate it's speed depending on it was being used. Then I decide to update it to the latest version for security purposes (2.04.4). I reset it, power cycled it..the works. Now the HTPC still has it's problems...however now my workstation is having the same problems... It cannot hold a 54Mb/s connection. The only thing that has changed was the flashing of the router. I called Linksys, but their 2nd tier support denies the router has any problem since the 802.11g-v2 NIC connects just fine even though the 802.11g-v1 cannot. The workstation and game station are literally right next to each other, antenaes at the same position. I know standards are standards...but something is off here. Am I wrong in continuing to argue with Linksys about this router? No matter what revision of firmware I use, same problems occur.