Oh. I just posted about this same problem, but didn't see this forum.
Unfortunately, I've tried that solution and it made no difference. I still get disconnected from the entire internet every six minutes and about twelve seconds.
Actually, I have connected to a couple other routers and had the same problem.
I just connected the aux antennea, and I'll test it again tonight. But in the meantime, Sager called me back and is sending a replacement wireless card.
What I hate about the neweset Intel drivers is that they totally disable Window's handling of even the wireless hardware. Thus, I can't Repair a wireless connection when I'm not getting an IP address. VERY frustrating there.
I've got my 5720 open right now. I see three antennea. One gray, one black connected to the wireless card, and one black running to the second mini-PCI. Which should be connected to Aux? Gray or black?
Oh one other thing. I've read some mentions about the aux ant., but haven't found any pictures. But I'll just open it up and look around.
What's crazy, though, is that I can connect to my church's router from 300 feet away. Wouldn't this be impossible if the ant. wasn't connected?
What is quite interesting to me is that this occurs consistently every six minutes and about ten seconds. It's predictable!
Around 8:06:10 disconnected
Around 8:12:23 disconnected
K1tty, here's something that you can try when connected via wireless. Start menu, Run, "cmd", then type "ping google.com -t". I predict that it will timeout every six minutes or so.
We've probably all had it. And now that my internet connection is solely wireless, this problem has surfaced in my life. The issue is that the Sager 5720 (and reportedly other models too) have serious wireless issues of disconnecting every few minutes.
It was extremely embarrassing to be demonstrating a web technology to a client and then go offline every few minutes. And it's extremely disrupting to be disconnected from a Skype call with a client every few...
Reaches the CPU threshold? You may have a different problem regarding that. Some early purchasers (like me) received their Sager 5720s with a small piece of plastic tape between the heatsink and CPU. This strip is to protect the thermal paste, but it was never removed. My first Sager 5720 had this still on and it would overheat very quickly.
Because I suspected permanent heat damage, and at the suggestion of others, I had my whole notebook replaced (but I swapped the...