the intel software also gave incorrect reading for signal strength. it would say excellent when i had only 3 bars, windows will give correcct reading. i removed all the intel software and everything is working fine. if you are not careful when uninstalling intel software, it will remove the wireless nic drivers also.
i don't have any problem with the intel, BUT 1 thing i don't like is that this thing will auto save the profile eventhough it is password enable connection. Since the connection is password enable, i suppose i should key in the WEP Key everytime i make the connection.