In need of urgent assistance.
Called Singnet & Linksys support but ... not getting any nearer to a solution. Here goes...
Since 2003, I was using a Linksys BEFW11S4 (wireless-b) router together with the Alcatel Speedtouch broadband modem that had them hooked to two desktops. I had a first generation Acer Centrino Travelmate 800 that was on wireless-b (Intel PRO Wireless 2100 3B). I was able to access wirelessly.
Last Friday, I purchased the Linksys WRT160N wireless-n router; getting it ready for a future purchase of a notebook that has a wireless-n built in. To my agony, I could hardly get my Acer access the new Linksys router wirelessly.
I'm using Singnet broadband -- PPPoe -- and I got through the neccessary step by step diagnostics... firstly by disabling all security features (enabling SSID broadcast, no WEP/WPA, no MAC address, etc), disabling antivirus and firewall......
BUT STILL either no access (99% of the time) or for 1% time it "connects", the line drops in less than two minutes. No problem accessing the router/internet on those two desktops hardwired to the WRT160N though.
What did I miss out?