I have had a linksys router on my desktop and a wireless card on my laptop for about a year or so now. It worked wonderfully allowing internet as well as, file and print sharing. I recently defraged and cleaned up the desktop. The only other thing I have done is try to upgrade the firmware of the router which, said it was unable to do so. Needless to say the entire network has gone down. I tried Accessing the router to check if changes had been made and found none. Then, on a second attempt, I was unable to connect to it. Now for some reason the only way I can connect to the internet is to connect directly to the modem. I tried to manually fix it and was unsuccessful. Since, I am running XP on both of my pc's, I tried to use the linksys wizard. It says I am not connected to the internet though, I am. Then, on to their website, I tried to use the easyconnect feature which has worked in the past but, now tells me not to hook the router until told to do so but, the router is not hooked to anything. Can I just uninstall all this and just start over? Sorry for the book. Any suggestions or help is greatly appreciated.