Hey all, I need some feedback on how to possible improve the network that's currently established at the Rescue Squad I volunteer at. We're paying for basic Comcast cable modem service, using the little black box from Motorola that almost every home has. We have a WRT54G, one wired Ethernet connection and all the rest wireless. We have between 4-10 clients connected daily, doing anything form simple web surfing to gaming and downloading (legally ). I went and purchased a Linksys switch and a Linksys WAP to increase the wireless range of the network and the switch as a 'bridge' to connect the router to the WAP and provide wired connections for laptop users. In doing so, I'm noticing that the cable modem seems to be cutting out randomly. I did a tracert to a website and found a switch somewhere in the middle that I can ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx -t, and get 'real time' monitoring. Sure enough, eventually, the requests timed out. I'm also noticing that the port on the switch that connects it to the router isn't keeping a steady link, telling me that the possibly the LAN connection isn't good either. A wiretest proved that NOT to be the case, as the wires tested cleanly from one end to the other. So, I'm thinking the network additions I've built is pulling too hard on the little modem that could. I made a quick draw up on the 'worst case scenario', where all computers that I know of, would be used all at the same time and the network topology that would hold it all. PS: The WAP54G in the top left hand corner hasn't been completed yet, so subtract that AP and it's laptops for right now. That will come later. I'm just concerned that the cable modem isn't holding up.