Laptop keeps dropping fixed network connection - but PC remains rock solid
Posted on 2009-12-23
We are connected to the internet via a Netgear router - I use a desktop PC (Dell) and my wife uses a laptop (Dell) - we both connect via fixes wire - not wireless, and wireless has been disabled on my wifes laptop.
My PC is fine on the network, stays connected without any problems - we are on DHCP and not fixed IP.
However, every so often my wifes laptop drops it's network connection - and the connection cannot be repaired. The only we to reconnect is to totally reboot the laptop? The laptop can work for days wtihout problem, or it may be just a couple of hours before it drops the internet/network connection and a reboot is required.
Both my wife and I are using XP SP3.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.