So a friend of mine asks me to look at his computer and tell me why his wireless connection drops and the router has to be reset 3-4 times every 8 hours. I look at it and dont understand this setup, have you heard of this and how does it work? He seems to have a cable modem connected to the wall and then a router connected to this cable modem, but none of those devices are connected to the computer and are about 10 feet away so that his office looks pretty with the router and modem tucked away. He has connected to his computer a linksys 802.11b usb adapter that connects the computer to the router and so thats how he gets on the internet. How do you have a router and cable modem working without it being hardwired to the computer? Anyhow anyone have suggestions to why his internet stops working and the router has to be reset 3-4 times a day? He has windows XP, he has no WEP enabled. The only thing i did was turn off the integrated firewall on XP, but I dont know if this will work. Would it be advisable to turn off the QoS Packet Scheduler?