Well, that didn't last for long. Today, the connection comes up, but at times drops out and has to reconnect. It's not a signal strength problem. I have the laptop about 5 feet from my wireless modem. When it does reconnect I have solid green bars and get 48.0 Mbps. Even though I am letting windows manage the connect, I think the problem still goes back to the 2915 not wanting to accept the encrypted password. I just don't get it. I think this wireless card is jumnk!
I can use this on an unsecured connection all day long. No problems. But the problem with saving the secured password, encryption key, I just don't get. It looks like the number of characters that are being displayed is about half the amount it should be. I am guessing that it is some old password. No support from Intel. What there is here is a joke. I realize they no longer sell it and really don't support it. It's junk!
Well, I've had it with this piece of junk. I'm going to pull the internal card out of my laptop and go buy a wireless card that works. Looks like NetGear is a decent one. I know one thing, it sure won't be an Intel brand. Horriable software and user interface. From posts I've read in forums on the internet, sounds like they have always had problems when using it on a secured network, so Intel quits selling it and drops the support for it! Thanks!
I tried reinstalling the driver and software, several times. Even tried a clean install. The only thing I did not try was physically removing the card from within the laptop and reinstalling it. If I'm using it on an "open" or unencrypted connection, no problems of course. So far, for the last couple of days, I was able to to configure and use it by letting windows manage the wireless connection.
Running windows XP pro svc pack 3
Downloaded and installed the latest driver and software from Intel for 2915 ABG (had the same problem with the old driver and software)
Using an Actiontec PK5000 wireless modem/router Qwest DSL (Qwest believes it is a problem with the 2915 wireless adapter)
with AES data encryption and WPA2-PSK
Intel driver 22.214.171.124 dated 12/19/2007
Have full singal strength. Tried moving further from the modem, same problem. I have another laptop, different wireless adapter, no problems.
That's about I can tell you.