Alright, this one may be a bit long as its got some back ground and everything is finally pissing me off. Here is a list of the products I'm using on my network: -Encore Wireless N PCI card -D link Xtreme router with wireless N -Standard on board NICs -New Cox modem recently put in So to start one day my fathers computer (its a Q6600, 4 Gigs ram, 8800GTS) had wireless internet and it just stopped working. When you went in and watched the network connection it was still running. It was sending but not recieving anything. I could not for the life of me get it to work. He did not want to reformat his computer so I went from having a decent wired connection to having an ok wireless connection that now drops out of no where all the time. I've checked to see if anything would be causing the signal to drop (any kind of interference) and could not find anything, its all upstairs 3 rooms apart with nothing really inbetween other than walls and only a few T.V's. Now when I lose connection it doesn't show the router in my avialable connections but then returns. I'm thinking that either my card is shutting down or having an issue(may be the case, I have another I will try. Same exact card from another computer), or my router is dying. Is there any kind of software I can run to check this out. Also anything else causing this problem. On a side note with nothing related to this, I was wondering about teaming NICs? What I mean is you use two different nics one for sending, one for recieving with some kind of fault tolerence so if one goes down the other will revert back to sending and recieving? I know nothing about it other than it looks like a good way to gain some speed out of the network.