My bro has a 6 year-old Acer laptop which previously worked fine with a previous
Wifi broadband router but that router broke down & was replaced with an
However, this Win XP could not connect to the Asus Wifi service (via WPA-PSK as the
Win XP doesn't show it has has WPA2-PSK).
I have an old Pace broadband router : so I connect this Pace to one of the Asus'
GBit Lan port & the Win XP could connect to the Wifi/SSID of this Pace router
& was able to access internet.
However, intermittently, the connection to Internet would fail to work: bottom right
corner of the Wifi shows it's connected but the Acer Win XP can't ping to the gateway
nor browse/ping to Internet.
I hv yet to get the driver version of the Acer's Wifi NIC. If a driver upgrade is needed,
tell me what to backup first to ensure if things go wrong after upgrade, I can get
back to where I used to be prior to the change.
What else can I do to fix this intermittent issue? I have an old unused Netgear USB
Wifi adapter (WG111v2) : worth trying it out?
I've occasionally seen such cases of the 'connected' Wifi in Win 7 on my office's X230
laptop ceased to allow the laptop to access the Internet & just as in my brother's case,
disconnecting & reconnecting fixes it (for a while, before it resurface again)