It frequently loses its connection to my network. If I disable then re-enable the adapter all is fine, but that is annoying, since sometimes it holds the connection for hours, and other times it will drop it after 3-5 minutes of inactivity. I cannot find a decisive pattern.
What I've done: I unchecked boxes for allowing "windows to turn off this device to save power" for all the network related items in Device Manager. No change. I then systematically did the same for all USB related listings, and anything else that seemed related. The only change I got was after unchecking that same setting for the usb mouse but that may have been coincidence, as it has remained connected for several hours before also. I am going to try a wired mouse next to see if anything changes.
My XP laptop does fine on the same network, rarely losing the connection.
Can anyone help shed light on this?