Im using my old laptop for python coding and generally Youtube. Its a Toshiba Tecra M2.
It has PAE disabled by default so I can only run Windows XP on it. Which I am happy with but the only problem is that the built in wifi keeps losing connection randomly. I have to then right click on the icon and click repair for it to reconnect.
The driver was picked up automatically by Windows. I have even tried updating the driver from Toshiba website but still the same problem.
To avoid this problem I installed Linux and tried running that, but Linux is horrible on my machine, dont know why. Browsing is extremely sluggish and youtube is unwatchable. I believe its because of no proper drivers for my nVidia card. I have tried Ubuntu, Xubuntu and even Lubuntu. All have the same problem.
But in Linux the wifi connection does not drop. Its stable as it should be,
So now I have removed Linux and am back on Windows. but this wifi problem is driving me up the wall. Would appreciate some help here.
Here is a detailed speccy report if needed: http://pastebin.com/yqcXCTAj