Another WRT54G problem: My WRT54G hands out an IP address to my laptop when the laptop is connected via wired to the router, but the laptop's wirless NIC cannot receive an IP address from the router (XP eventually hands it an APIPA address). Signal strength is excellent but have limited/no connectivity. Linksys email support told me the problem was obviously with the laptop settings. I suspect the drivers for the laptop's NIC, but I'm having trouble updating them. Here's what I have: -Compaq nc8000, NIC = HP WLAN W500, driver date = 4/18/04 -WRT54G Firmware = V3.03.9 Apr 27, 2005 -I've attempted changing channels but the same problem Through HP's site, I downloaded the Intel PRO/Wireless Driver SP31172.exe V4F (Sept 16, 2005). Followed the instructions - no change to the NIC's driver. Attempted to run \SWSetup\SP31172A\Sinstall.exe (installation told me the drivers were there). Sinstall.exe wouldn't even open. Am I even going in the right direction focusing on the NIC driver? I don't know what to try next - any response would be greatly appreciated.