Everything has been working fine for about six months.
Because I am now in a poor reception area for the aircard I sometimes have to do a "Repair" of the network connection by right clicking on the wireless connection icon in the system tray and clicking on "Repair".
This seems to happen when the signal drops low enough for the aircard to disconnect and reconnect.
For the last two days when I try do a repair I get a message saying that the wireless adapter cannot be disabled. It cannot be manually disabled with the laptop switch either.
The other laptop does not have this problem
My HP uses a built-in Broadcom 802 wireless adapter. I have reinstalled the driver.
Anyone have any ideas about what might be going on?