Posted 26 July 2008 - 10:54 AM
I am using a Netgear router WGT624 (108 Mbps) for almost 4 years. The router is connected to a my desktop computer (XP Pro) and I am also using a laptop with XP Pro.
The connection and internet work just fine on both PC's (just few small problems).
One week ago I purchased a new laptop for my daughter. This is a HP with Vista Home Premium. Norton Internet Security is installed on the new laptop.
From time to time I am loosing connection to the internet with the new laptop only, the old one and the desktop working flawlessly. To get connection I have to restart the laptop.
Sometimes the laptop remains connected for a long time (more than one hour), but other times it happens that it is impossible to connect for more than one minute, and have to restart again and again (sometimes 5-10 times).
When clicked, the wireless network icon on the System-Tray shows up the connection bars and says wireless connections available. When I open the connection status window, I can see the router name, but the icon has a yellow bubble on it (with a "!" in it).
No password is required.
The old laptop is wireless connected using Netgear Ethernet PC card WG511T. The new laptop has the "build-in" wireless connection.
Is this problem related to the Vista? Or to the Norton Internet Security? Is there any interference between the laptops when working together?
Thanks for assistance.