Ive been browsing other forums and it seems a lot of people are having this issue with a certain linksys card. I think it might be bad software. Anyway, heres the whole scope of the situation.
The DSL connection always works through my router when using a wired connection. The DSL modem is set to bridge, and the router is configured to accept almost any connection. The lease time is 1 day and all the connections seem to be working, exept for this darn wireless card. The card has no conflicts, ive installed and reinstalled the driver and software many times, cleared the registry, etc. The card connects briefly to the router at 11Mbps, which is normal for 802.11b networks, and then right before it disconnects it tries to jump to 54Mbps, as if it is trying to function at 802.11g. The card is a 802.11G card but is backward compatible, but maybe theres something wrong with the card?! I changed absolutely nothing from one day to the next, but this is as close to a symptom as I can get. I really have no idea what could be wrong, the card is brand new.