Wireless connection drops
Posted on 2009-02-19
We have a wireless cable modem/router -- Netgear CG814M -- connected to Comcast. For the most part, it works fine, but because of the age of the town's cable system, we will occasionally see our connection drop. Not a big deal; it comes back, and were it not for one lousy program I use a lot, my desktop and laptop both reconnect right away.
The problem is with my wife's laptop -- a Toshiba Satellite running Vista home. If she tries to reconnect to the network, Vista tells her there are no wireless networks within range -- even though she's all of ten feet from the router. The only solution she has found so far is to do a shutdown/restart -- which is obviously a royal pain.
I've been through configuration files for the network, for the internal wireless card in her laptop, and for the router, and can't find anything that looks out of the ordinary or different from what I see on a Win2K machine or an XP machine... but I'll admit to not being very familiar with Vista.
Can someone point me in the right direction so I can set up her computer to automatically look for our home network?