The router regularly drops wireless connections after 5-10 minutes, BUT somehow, the way it does this seems to send a signal to the client device that messes up its wireless network adapter. I've never seen or heard of this before. Pretty reliably (OK, all 5 times I've tried it, so far), if I go to the device manager (WinXP, SP3, Dell Latitude D620), disable the wireless network adapter, then reenable it, it picks up the wireless connection again, immediately.
Just a curiosity, but a really intriguing one, to me, at least. Does anyone have an idea about how this could be happening?
For the record, I've updated the firmware to the most recent available (dated 05/11/2008), and wired connections to the router seem stable.
Edited by pscyber, 09 January 2011 - 11:46 AM.