I am working on setting up a wireless router (Buffalo WBR2-G54S) so that I can have my work laptop computer witha built-in wireless card share my home DSL connection.
Prior to the router install, I had a desktop icon for my ISP connection that I would click to logon to the net.
After installing the router (and still wanting manual (as opposed to automatic) net logon), the Buffalo tech help is telling me that I need to now manually logon to the net via their browser interface and CANNOT have a desktop icon to do this. This is a pain. I have to first open the browser, then wait until it times out trying to load my home page, then enter the browser IP address of 192.168.11.1, then click connect. SImilarly for logging off the net. They tell me this is the same for ALL routers. Are they blowing smoke? Is there a way to get a desktop icon to logon to the net and and icon into the tray (like I had it prior to this router install) so that I can easily connect/disconnect when I want to?