I don't really understand what the problem is. My wireless connection is password protected, so no one is mooching or tampering with it. I even reset the whole thing and created a new password (because apparently I'm paranoid). I'm about this|close to buying a 25' ethernet cable from Best Buy (because, of course, my desk and the ethernet port are on opposite sides of my room).
This is just frustrating. The internet is no longer a novelty...it's a way of life. And my life is being disrupted.
[EDIT: Seriously...for the past four days, my internet has sucked. Less than a half hour after I posted this, it miraculously has improved 17 times over. I signed on AIM and have been on for over 3 hours. Crazy go nuts.]