Thank you for the response, 2xg
. Everything looks good now. I restored to a system image from a week ago and it seems to have resolved it. At first, I thought the system image did not work either because on cold boot, I was having the same problem. Based on this new information: I suspect that this is software related and probably due to a service or startup program conflict that caused more conflicts over time or caused problems after an update. If so, I think the problem may return eventually, in which case I will post back.
Now, to answer your questions: Have not tried a wired connection since I do not have an Ethernet cable long enough, but I will look into getting one.
Issues seemed prevalent during downloading or gaming. Browsing is a little more difficult to determine since hiccups there are less noticeable, but browsing did not seem affected.
Linksys router has the latest firmware for version 2.0; there does not seem to be a firmware update available for this model anymore. On Linksys, it says there is No firmware/driver download available
for v.2, although my firmware version says v4.71.4, Oct. 31, 2007. I am not entirely sure when I got the update to v4, but I also do not find firmware that matches for the current firmware update. Obviously, I do not want to do a firmware upgrade that does not take or causes the unit to stop working, so I am leaning toward caution on this. Linksys by Cisco - WRT54GS Support
As to the images you requested: