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Sony Vaio WLAN keeps turning off..

Friend's Sony Vaio VGN-NR11S runing Vista HP SP1 has a problem with the WLAN..

It just turns off on intermittently for no apparent reason - the light goes off, switching it on and off makes no difference, and it can't detect the network.. a re-boot usually brings it back for another few minutes or hour or so, the goes again.

Latest driver from Sony installed.

Any ideas please?
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chrisfixit
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chrisfixit
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ComputerTechieCommented:
It sounds like a hardware issues with the WLan card. You can try removing it out of the laptop and resetting it.
If you do get it out then you can order a new one. Make sure you order the same one or as close as you can to it.
You are unable to remove it a local shop can do it general not too expensive to change.

CT
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DTAHARLEVCommented:
is windows vista managing the wireless connection or is the sony app?
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howardsethCommented:
It sounds like windows is turning it off.  Check your settings to make sure that when you are on battery and / or your power performance settings don't auto shut the wlan off.  
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howardsethCommented:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/837058 Also Advanced settings and disable any turn off for the network card.
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chrisfixitAuthor Commented:
It was the Sony wireless configuration app running in background. Removed it from start-up..problem solved.
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