Ok, so strange situation. I have an HP Pavilion laptop with an internal wireless device (Qualcomm Athoros AR9285 802.11b/g/n). Yesterday it was working fine but this morning it would cycle in and out of being connected (about every 30 seconds). Signal strength is fairly strong (3 out of 5 bars) and the driver is supposedly updated. Like I said, up until today, it's been working fine.
Here is the strange part, if I take my laptop upstairs (normally it's on the first floor) and closer to the router, I get the 5/5 signal strength (obviously) and it retains a steady connection with sero dropouts.
Anyone seen this before and how to fix it?
Edit: Also, my OS is Windows 7 x64.
Edit 2: I should also note I have a desktop connected with a wireless adapter and even with a poor signal (1-2/5 bars), it's still connected and pages load as normal.