I am sorry about the harsh language in my earlier communication. I had social pressures (wifely, mostly) on me to solve this confusing wireless network problem we have. The word were: "Why don't you consult an "expert", which I did, you.
I should have realized that the "experts" have less experience than I have, especially over the limited information-bandwidth communication channel that E-Mail presents.
I think I have solved our problem now:
Verizon upgraded my up and download speed by a factor of 2. They did that because in Salem MA they have no intention of providing Fios, which I had requested. The upgrade was to stop using PPPoE which obviously reduces the effective up and down data rate. Verizon never told me about this change, they just reduced my monthly charge by about $20.
PPPoE no longer works and my various network connections assumes PPPoE and thus no longer connect.
All nodes set up to use PPPoE fail to communicate and do not connect anymore. Resetting those nodes resolve the connection problems.
The fourth problem I have is that the Wireless hub tends to forget it's configuration after about 30 minutes of an unpowered state. 10 minutes power off is OK, 20 minutes power off => bad.
These are obvious problems that can't be solved over a literal communication link. These problems can only be solved via a physical presence as you alluded to in your E-Mail response.
In summary: I must solve my problems myself, since I am the only one with physical presence.
Keep up the good work, but please cancel my subscription, I do not need it and do not want it.
Hans J Weedon.