I have a really frustrating issue going on. I just got a new laptop, an acer. It's great except for the fact that I'm randomly losing the wireless network. Sometimes I go hours with no problems, other times I lose connection multiple times in a minute. The worst part is that at some point it goes away permanently and I need to reboot. I'll either A. be unable to detect my home network anymore, despite being able to detect other networks in my area, or B. be able to detect my network but be unable to connect to it. Something else I've noticed is that the location keeps changing from 'private' to 'public'
I've disabled my firewalls and security features, those don't seem to be what's interfering. There's a program installed called broadcom gigabit netlink controller that I think may have something to do with it but I don't want to remove it. Also, my roommate never loses connection on our network.
I've researched this issue and seen plenty of posts similar but none of them seem to fix my issue so again, I thank you in advance for helping me.
Here are my specs
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit (6.1, Build 7601)
Acer Aspire 5733
BIOS: InsydeH2O Version V1.02
Intel Core i3
Atheros AR5B95 Wireless Network Adapter
Broadcom NetLink Ethernet
I have also checked the power settings of both the network adapter and ethernet adapter and disabled the setting to turn them off to save power.
Edited by AHerrera620, 30 September 2011 - 04:48 PM.