No security - just MAC address control (only registered MACs can attach to the network). Maybe I will turn even this off to see if something is up, but I doubt it since I have full access from the 9650).
I went to my router, and believe it or not I can only choose g, n or b/g/n. I tried just g and the results are the same.
Thanks for the idea, though! I will keep plugging away. I am still interested to find out if this is *my* problem or something else with the 9650 / Verizon.