Installed D-Link DI-524 Wireless router and got it to work. Running Windows XP Pro and Verizon DSL. It is wired to desktop and wireless to laptops. Finally got all to work - share files and internet connction. Problem-Local Area Connection every so often shows 'Network cable disconnected' and seconds later shows 'Connected'. DLink suggested I assign a static IP address; lock down to 10mbps; disable UPnP; Change the PREAMBLE to Short; Lock down the TX rate on the Access Point/Router to 2 Mbps to establish a connection; reduce number of Virtual Servers.
I assigned a static IP and trying that now. Is there any drawback with doing this? Also, do not fully understand Virtual servers and which ones I need or do not need.