Getting very frustrated. I am running an SBC DSL modem with a linksys b wireless router in my home. I have a desktop that uses a wireless usb card and it is connected all the time and works well. I have a laptop that also uses a wireless card but recently, it is either not connecting to the internet or if it does, I lose the signal all the time. I have tried going to run-cmd-ipconfig /release-ipconfig /renew but it is not finding an ip to work on. I have compared the setup of my laptop and desktop wireless cards and both look identical. My desktop is running XP Home and the laptop is XP Professional.
Based on my desktop performing well all the time, I am confident that the modem and router are working properly. I also know that signal strength is not the issue as the desktop is in the basement, the router on the main floor, and I work on my laptop in the same room as the router.
What other options can I try? I take my laptop on the road and frequently connect to wireless networks in hotels, bookstores, etc. If I had hair, I'd pull it out