Change the SSID to insure you are seeing that hot spot.
A strange problem started a month ago. My wireless network had been working flawlessly for a year since I set it up. Then suddenly I could no longer connect to the internet, even when my computers indicated that I was connected to my wireless network (though sometimes I have trouble doing that) and have a valid IP (e.g., 192.168.1.3). However I can connect to the internet with a direct ethernet connection. I have two Mac laptops and a Windows desktop, and the problem occurs on all of them. My iPhone no longer can connect to the internet through the wireless network either. I have troubleshot with Verizon, and they eventually resorted to sending me a new wireless router, but the exact same symptoms persist on the new router.
Some other facts: This connection is Verizon DSL, not FIOS. I use WPA2 Personal, but I have the same issues now on WPA.
What could the problem be? Environmental, no doubt, but what?