The mini PCI Wi-Fi card onboard my Sager 9750 is identified by Windows simply as an IEEE 802.11a/b/g adapter card. The drivers are provided by MSI. I have used both the Windows wireless connection utility and the MSI utility to attempt connections with my Linksys 54G router. Either way I get the popups from the task bar indicating a connection is establish, usually at level "Excellent," but an ongoing indicator of "acquiring IP address." A minute or so of this, then the connection is lost. I reset the parameters on the router, and downloaded fresh MSI drivers to the notebook and get the same result. The router is maybe 5 feet away from the notebook, albeit through a standard sheetrock bedroom wall. A previous computer with an internal Atheros wi-fi card regularly connected at the highest level without a glitch. Is this an issue with the router settings or with the wi-fi card or with the wi-fi drivers? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
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3/31/06 at 2:35pm