OK- I'm going to try to write this as clearly as I can, as my connection speed at this point is as fast as a special olympics hurdler (no offense- just a metaphor). Basically this past month I finally decided that renting wasn't the way to go, and went on to get my own place. I moved in this past weekend, and had the local cable guy come by today to hook up my internet. My setup is fairly straight-forward: 15" MBP C2D 2.33 D-Link DI-624 Wireless router (this is Rev. C (the one with one antena)) Standard cable broadband modem (it's the Ambit 60678EU) For the past 8 months I have been using this setup at my old place with little or no difficulties. From time to time I'd have to reset the modem (but I think that that is typical for all cable modems), but other than that I haven't had issues. Durring my move I simply unplugged the router and modem from their respective outlets, placed them in a box, and when the cable guy dropped in the new wall plate he simply connected the modem to the wall with a coaxal cable, rebooted the modem, and all seemed well. The problems began shortly after he left. I noticed that pages like Yahoo were taking up to 20 seconds to load, and MR's webpage took about 2 to 3 minutes. I think I tried most of the tricks in the book- rebooted the modem (both by disconnecting it from the wall, and by unplugging it for 1 minute). I rebooted the router, and tried reseting it (using the reset button, which incidentally reset my WEP settings...whatever). One of the articles on MR, that I found after only 6 minutes of loading the search page suggested I trashed the SystemConfigurations folder in the ~/Library, which would reset my airport prefs. That didn't work. I even tried creating a new account to see is I had messed up my preferences somehow. Of note is that I can't seem to be able to connect via the ethernet cable from the modem either- maybe it's something I'm messing up on, but I've never successfully managed to hook up an Apple portable via ethernet since I've owned the modem (circa 2004, including a Ti-book, a 1.67 PB, a MB, and this MBP in question), but I've had no issues connecting via ethernet on a desktop machine (tried it on my G5 and my old G4- both unavailable to test stuff with at this moment). This hasn't been a problem until tonight, as I've simply always used the wireless router to connect to portables. My question is how should I proceed? Should I call the cable company to have someone test the signal (I'm assuming that the fact that I am able to get online would be sufficient for them to tell me off). Should I try to flash either the router or the modem? If so, does anyone have links (I tried the "ambitmicro" site and it seemed fishy (with expired certificates))? Anything else I should try? This is one of the areas that I'm really illiterate on, so any suggestions in plain english would be more than welcome. Thanks all.