I figured Windows would be less secure, but I'll check it out.
Disconnects occurred three times without any notification by Norton regarding any blocked accesses or request notifications.
The firewall did not give any alerts regarding anything, at all, while it was set to verbose.
I'm going to attempt to use WIndows firewall to rule out Norton itself as the cause of the problem. Will reply with results...
Results of switching to Windows firewall were null, indicating that EITHER:
1. Problem was nota result of Norton's firewall, or
2. Same or similar conditions existed using Windows firewall.
Established control-set by disabling all defensive firewalls for a period of approximately five minutes, in which time the router disconnected me approximately three times, confirming hypothesis #1.
Confiormed, router is not handling any connections except my own, effectively ruling out unwelcome access as a perpetrator.
Also, attempted to use third-party network detection software (Airlink 101 WLAN monitor) instead of Microsoft's included software, no results.
Will attempt to update firmware tomorrow, and if this doesn't work, I have a very large Marine Corps fighting knife. That probably won't fix the router, but it'll make me feel better.
Edited by Vertigo1, 02 February 2009 - 12:38 AM.