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Intermittent Internet conncection

I have a Netgear WGR614 v6 and the Westell 6100 modem/router on Bellsouth DSL xtreme6.0. I have a wired ethernet to a Vista desktop, and wireless to a Win XP desktop. I have problems on the Vista PC where intermittentanly IE has stopped working or lost connection. I have to close and re-open IE7. Now on the Wireless PC, I also loose my internet. If I go into the Netgear router itself and cahnge the wireless channel, I resume connection on the wireless PC. Is it, the Modem, the Router, or VISTA?

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Its the vista

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bred.gifImportant Note: Due to some known operational issues it is VERY important that you have the latest firmware on your D-Link router. Please go to the D-Link Support Site for firmware updates.
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bred.gif The BellSouth Installation CD and Connection Manager are not required to use this configuration.
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