I have an Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG wireless card in my Compaq nc8230 laptop running Windows XP. Recently I updated my wireless router to a Dlink. Since then I have my wireless connection drop almost exactly every 10 minutes (give or take a few seconds). This does not happen if I am within a couple of feet of the router, but as soon as I move away it happens. It seems to be trying to re-connect to the internet because the signal strength has fallen below some threshold even though the signal strength shows as “Excellent”.
I have contacted the makers of the computer and Dlink and tried everything suggested with no success. Here is what I have tried.
I have posted a message to the user forums and no one has answered. I see this problem in all sorts of Internet forums so obviously it is a common problem. I have tried everything I see that has been suggested and none has worked. Some have suggested un-checking the box “allow the computer to turn off this device to save power” but I cannot see this as an option anywhere in the card properties. It was suggested that there should be a Power Management tab but I do not have one. I only have Power Management as a selection on the “Advanced” tab of the network card.
As the makers of the card, do you have any further definitive answers to this since I am at the point of being unable to use the wireless feature of the laptop at home.