Here's my setup:
OS: XP Pro, SP3
Wireless Adapter: Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN
Router: Apple Airport Extreme (latest version)
Network: 5 GHz
Using VPN to work remotely
Here's my problem:
I get frequent packet drops when connected wirelessly. Connectivity seems to improve if I go into the configuration for the wireless adapter and change the Power Management setting from the default (Low) to High. The problem is that if I shut down and restart the computer, that setting reverts to the default of Low.
I guess this is a two-part question:
1. How can I get my custom setting to be made permanent without having to go in and adjust it every time I start the computer?
2. Any other suggestions for improving connectivity are welcome. Our other computer (an iMac 2.4 GHz) doesn't seem to be having any issues so my suspicion is that the source of this grief is the wireless adapter in the laptop.
Issue resolved by downloading an updated driver for the wireless adapter.