I have had 3 access points, a draytek wireless modem/router and two netgear wireless modem/routers and all have suffered with the more or less the same problem, they work for a while, a few weeks or months and then the wireless part fails to connect. The netgear is the latest its a dg834g, it was three months old and worked fine for the first three months and then the wireless connection became worse and completly fails to connect, its seen as available by windows connection manager but still wont connect, I doubt its my laptop card as my wifi pda reacts the same. The 834g was replaced today by netgear, (they send out a replacement and you then send the old one back ) and it worked fine with the laptop and the pda for about 15 minutes and then neither will connect. I'm now at the point where I'm wondering what might be causing this and beginning to doubt it being "bad luck" Any ideas chaps? Any other forums where this type of problem could be discussed? Could it be a virus in my network affecting the router:- grasping at straws maybe?? Any ideas appreciated.