I was able to fix the touchpad by flat out ignoring it and getting a wireless mouse. Now, the only problem is the wireless. I'll be downloading files, and then I will suddenly be kicked off the internet.
The laptop is a Dell, and this appears to be a rampant problem with the wireless device on these computers. I am not warned at all when I am kicked off, and the connection icon in the lower right tray indicates 5 bars, even though I cannot access any internet functions.
I was wondering if anyone had any advice to address this issue. The disconnection seems to happen after 4 or 5 minutes, so larger files tend to disrupt the connection.
I doubt this has to do with the ISP, since I was able to use the internet without any issue at all on my older laptop. I am also using Windows 7 Home edition.
Edited by ixcuincle, 17 June 2012 - 09:37 AM.