Internet- provided by HOA (Hometown internet) Router- TrendNet TEW-432BRP Computers- 2 Toshiba laptops, built-in G wireless, Windows Vista, both having the same problem now Hello everyone, I have been running a wireless router for over two years on the same internet connection. The wireless was not password protected, but I never had the signal drop or anything. Every time I turn on my computer, the internet is available. A couple weeks ago, I finally decided to password-protect the signal. I set it up with WPA2, encryption type AES (the other choice is TKIP, and I don't even know what either means or which is better). Now, at least once a day, the internet becomes unavailable. This was never an issue before I added the encryption. When the connection is good, there is an icon on the bottom-right of the task bar, which has two computers and a globe signifying an internet connection. When the signal is lost, the globe is replaced with a yellow triangle with an exclamation and the connection says "local only." It usually happens when the computers are off or hibernating, then on power up, there is no internet. I fix this by unplugging the router for 10 seconds, and then it works again. I can't imagine that this is normal. Is there something I can change to improve the connection? Any advice is appreciated. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!