Hi phevron, I want to ask:
- How good is the signal strength?
- What security settings are you using? I wonder if this affects by testing with unsecured connection or perhaps a different router.
Intel® PROSet’s Wireless Event Viewer may also be of help.
You may also want to try updating your BIOS.
Thanks for the response.
The signal strength is pretty weak, especially at home. I am using Time
Warner Cable internet. Specifically, we have an Arris DG860 modem/router.
I'm not sure that security settings are the issue, as the connectivity problems
persist even when using unsecured connections in public places (like the
coffee shop in which I'm sitting right now).
Do you have experience with the Microsoft Wifi Virtual Miniport Adapter
causing problems with internet connectivity dropping after the laptop wakes
up from sleep mode? From what I've found online, this seems to be causing
an issue for lots of people. My problem is that I can't disable/uninstall
it permanently (even when typing commands in the Command Prompt as an
If the signal strength is weak everywhere you may have a problem with the antennas. Have you had the internal connection checked?
I do not think the Microsoft* WiFi Virtual Miniport Adapters are causing this issue; at least I have not read anything about it. I would believe that by having them (temporarily) disabled you could see if it makes a difference in the performance of your connection, that would make sense if these adapters were the cause of the issue.
Update: I finally decided that I'd had enough with the 2200 and ordered a Centrino 6205 card off with a Lenovo FRU number off eBay. Installation took about 20 minutes and I haven't had a single problem since. After months and months of trying and failing to fix the issues with the 2200, it looks like the best fix all along was simply to upgrade for $12.