I may have 2 issues and hope someone can help.
I have a Gateway laptop computer with an internal wireless card. Recently I have been having difficuly connecting to the internet wireless. (1) My laptop will show a very good connection but I can't access the internet. I spoke with someone who thought the internal card may have a problem with it. I then went out and bought a Netgear 54 Mbps Wireless PC card (WG511 v2) and was able to access the internet. (2) The problem i have now using the external card is that if i let the computer sit idle for any period of time I either lose my connection or the Mbps goes all the way down to 1 not letting me use the internet.
The internet works fine if I connect a cable from my router to the laptop.
Do you think my internal card is bad or is something else wrong? If you can help I would obviously like to only use the internal card only.