We have to keep in mind that wifi is a shared space transfer subject to interference and exploits.
You can try setting up the router per this forum's sticky (firmware, simple ssid, WPA/WPA2 PSK, etc.) But given only what I read so far I'm left to guess this is the same old WEP issue. Then again this could be that other hp dv6000/9000 issue. I wish I could find details like that in your post but I must have missed them.
For the past month I've had trouble connecting to my wireless. I initially set up the wireless connection about 4 months ago and it was working fine. But for the past month I have been unable to connect to the wireless when I am in my room (I think its about 30 feet away from the router). If I am next to the router then the wireless is working fine.
When I am in my room, the wireless connection just fails. Occasionally my computer is unable to connect to the wireless even though it sees it. When I am connected, the connection is very slow, and many times I just get the message that it can't connect to the server. Even the most simple pages such as google.com fails.
I would think that the issue is with the wireless connection or router, but none of the others in this house are having any problems. Even my smartphone has no issue with the connection and the internet works fast on it.
I haven't made any changes to my computer or wireless connection that could explain the change. Two days ago, I restarted the wireless router hoping it would help, but it didn't. I also tested other wireless channels, but that made no difference.
My computer is a Dell Vostro 1500 with Windows 7. I use a Linksys Wireless-G Broadband router.Before I had this problem, on a good day I could get speed of up to 10-15Mbps, on average the connection was about 6-7Mbps at a distance from the router. But I am currently getting speed of less than 1Mbps or nothing.
Any help would be appreciated!