Now on to the weird part. When the network disconnects, and subsequently I click "repair" and its fine for another 10 minutes or so... the icon in the system tray continues to say the network is not connected, even though I am clearly using the network because I am able to use the internet (of which is provided soley through the wireless network). If I click "view wireless networks," the button in the bottom right will in fact display "disconnect" dispite that even the selected network displays "not connected" (to the left of the 'preferred network gold star') Obviously something is not syncing correctly.
How might I go about getting this all squared away and working correctly? Does this sound like a firmware, software, or faulty hardware issue? Is there any more information I can provide to clarify the problem?