You need to uncheck enable under Wifi Protected Set up and save the settings.
I decided to purchase a new DIR-655 for the ease of importing my settings without having to manually setup again, however, much to my dismay, the new file format for the configuration settings on the Rev B is not but rather I tried changing the file extension to with hopes it might import but no luck.
I also found the utility which decrypts the file into and used those values to manually re-enter the settings into the Rev B router, but my port forwarding is not working the same.
Either way, the idea is that you create a new set of saved settings for the DIR-655.
Access the configuration page of the router and go to advanced and select MAC filter on the left hand side, turn it off and save the settings.
Reset or change the security settings on the two wired computers. For right now I just disabled (unchecked) "Enable IEEE 802.1x Authentication for this network" on both wired computers. But now by doing so, would it do any harm to my network? If you have a home network, it's unlikely that you have a RADIUS server - so that's OK.
Note: IEEE 802.1X security is the highest of those available. Because the key is not shared - it's issued by the server, and is unique to your machine. While both WPA2 and WPA security are excellent, their weakness is that the key is shared between all systems on the network.Use WEP encryption so that your Windows Vista and Windows XP will connect to your wireless network.Remove the referred networks in your computer and connect to your wireless network and that should be fine.I set the XP the same, but it will either say Validating Identity or if switched to WPA-WPK it will say Limited or No connection.There is no problem if it is set WEP, however, the other two wireless Vistas will not connect.I have 3 routers ( Linksys wrt300n - Netgear wnr854t - D-link DIR-655 ) no SMC....I just tried to connect to them all, one at a time, with my Lenovo T60 laptop..I cant get the animation ( not in Win XP nor Win Vista - running dualboot)In the windows versions it is possible to disable the animation function..Vista just rightclick on the animation an disable XP go to settings and network connections and rightclik on your LAN connection and choose propertiesand remove the "Show icon in notificationarea when connected"Product: DIR-655 - HW Version: A2 - FW Version: 1.33NAb01Product: DAP-1522 - HW Version: A1 FW: 1.20Product: DWA-643 - HW Version: A1 - FW Version: 2.0Product: DWA-160 - HW Version: A1 - FW Version: 1.20 EProduct: DCS-1130 - HW Version: A1 - FW Version: 1.01That's good for getting rid of the symptom, but doesn't solve the cause I want to know why i get this message when using the dir-655 and not when using another router.