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You cannot prevent others from using the same wireless channel/frequency as you, but you can enable the wireless security and set an encryption key, or even mac address filtering, which can act to disallow anyones wifi card access to its services except those who are put on the "allow" list.
The router shouldn't care what operating system your on, however, Vista does have a UPNP (universal plug and play) way of adding it to your hardware. I don't know if you've updated the DL-804 with the new UPNP firmware, but if not I'd differently do that first. You can get the free UPNP firmware HERE. Follow the instruction and when you turn your computer Vista should recognize your router.
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Believe it or not, Actiontec modems from Qwest are setup as a router already (even though ports are missing from it). You should use a switch instead of another router. Otherwise you will have to configure the DI-514 to act as a switch rather than a router. This is done by assigning a new starting IP address into your DI-514. By default both routers use 192.168.0.1 as the default. You will have to plug the DI-514 seperately into a computer (to take it off the network) and assign a new starting IP address for the DI-514 such as 10.150.1.1 for example. Then you will be able to get it work. I would strongly recommend using a switch instead and turn the wireless on the modem itself (this is why the modem is the router). It will save you some headaches if the power goes out.
Hi, I put this up on moneysavingexpert and got help straight away. After a few checks, it turned out I'd accidentally slid the wireless switch on my laptop so it was nothing to do with the router after all!! lol