Yesterday I "upgraded" to a Cisco E2000 from the WRT. It gives a little stronger signal, so maybe it is an upgrade. But I cannot configure the Cisco unless my computer is plugged into it (rather than into the Gigabyte). The old WRT didn't care. Not a big deal. Well, today I found out my son's computer can't connect unless my computer is connected to the E2000; while my wife's computer can. Furthermore, my son's computer can't find the network unless I broadcast the SSID, while it could with the WRT.
1) Does any of this make sense? The E2000 is working differently than the WRT, and my son's computer is different than my wife's on the E2000.
2) Does it matter if I broadcast the SSID? It is a residential neighborhood, and my neighbors aren't likely to be hackers.
3) Does it matter to my computer if it is connected to the E2000 or directly to the Gigabyte?
For the small increase in signal strength, I wish I had just stayed with the WRT; but it's too late for that now.
Edited by Tollerowner, 31 July 2011 - 11:31 AM.