The network I have setup at my home is security enabled. Usually when I startup my computer, I get a connection during the startup process, or shortly thereafter. However, I will then sometimes lose this connection. Then, when I try to reconnect to my network, it seems as if my card is dead or disabled, as no lights will flash on it. I can try several times to connect to my own network, and nothing will happen. It will just say "Connecting to Network" for a long time and then either return with couldn't connect to network (little red X on taskbar) or Limited Connectivity (Yellow Triangle with Exclamation mark).
But, if after losing my connection, I try to connect to one of the other networks around my area (several show up), my card seems to come back to life. It will flash lights, and start acquiring an IP adress. Then, after doing that, if I try to connect to my own network again, I get on no problem.
So, it seems like when I lose the connection to my network, my card goes dead, and can be revived by tring to connect to someone else's first, then returning to my own. Unfortunately I don't know much about networking, so I can't think of why this is, and I don't even really know what other info I should provide.
Can anyone help? I just installed the most up to date drivers for this card. I don't know much about router settings, so maybe something needs to be changed there?