I contacted Cisco and was told that no firmware updates are available for my router since it is out of warranty.
I contacted Amazon and was told that the problem was in my router.
Important: Make sure you’ve got a hardwired connection to the router before attempting to upgrade the firmware. If there is a new version, download it to a convenient location on your system. Browse to the location of the latest drive you just downloaded.
Open your browser and type in the router’s IP Address – typically 192.168.1.1 into the address bar.
I purchased a Kindle Fire last week and it works fine at work, at restaurants, etc. Some of the KF discussions I've been following suggest updating the router's firmware so the KF will recognize and connect to it.
I use the router at home with no problems (we had a desktop and a laptop using it; now just the laptop).
This seems to have cured the dropped connections that were plaguing the system, but now I cannot form a Homegroup. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.With Every Firmware Update, Belkin Try To Fix Security, Compatibility And Performance Issues Reported To Them.Let’s Go And Update Belkin Wireless Router And Its Firmware.Firmware is nothing but the software of your Linksys router.The solution to many networking problems is firmware upgrade.