I am working with someone who has pretty much the same problem. He can connect to the his wireless router but gets disconnected shortly after getting connected. Once disconnected he cannot reconnect without making some kind of change to the profile. He is using WPA2 encryption with the same kind of card and connecting to a LinkSys WRT5G2. All the other devices in the house are rock solid
I solved a similar problem at my house by upgrading the Linksys firmware. In my case the drops were just random and sometimes took days before the drop happened. When I got disconnected, the messaging I saw appeared as an authentication issue, but had nothing to do with entering the wrong passkeys.
Even if the router works rock solid with another adapter brand, I recommend upgrading the router firmware.
I have to fess up to a error on my part. I mistook a "e" to be a "c" in the key...it is a long one. Everything ran perfect after I got it fixed. Sorry, nothing more exotic was happening.
Good luck, Towner
Glad everything is resolved. Have a good weekend.
I checked the firmware versions. The current version is only one lower than the newest version. And the only thing the version does is correct a problem that prevented Vista systems from connecting to the router
My issue is not resolved and I know the passcode I am entering is correct. I know this for two reasons.
1. I copied and pasted it from the router configuration. Before pasting it in the profile I pasted in to a notepad document to make sure it was correct.
2. The person who is experiencing the problem can connect to the router. He just gets disconnected after X number of minutes. Some times it is very quick some times he can stay connected for a few hours.
I would still upgrade the firmware on the router even though the version is only one version older and the release notes only mention Windows Vista. My experience with release notes is that not everything is included. And, whatever change Linksys added to make the router more compatible with Vista might also make the router more compatible with your Intel adapter. I will admit that our laptops at home are running Vista, so the upgrade might not help you as much as it did us.
From the wireless adapter end of things, you could try installing the latest driver and software versions. You can use Intel® Driver Update Utility to check your laptop for the latest drivers.
I hope this helps.