Has anyone experienced an odd issue with Linux Mint 15 and the wifi adapter of an Acer Aspire s3-391 frequently dropping connectivity when its within 4 feet of the wireless access point? I have an ASUS EA66 gigabit wireless access point on NETGEAR Prosafe VPN gigabit firewall directly connected to Verizon FiOS (that router's radio is switched off). All my Alienware laptops, Apple Macbooks Pros and iPhones and iPads, Android Tablets and Smartphones have no issues, but this Acer built with Linux when it is within 4 feet of this access point constantly drops, sometimes with no reconnecting unless you reboot it. Seriously, I have to have it more than 4 feet away to not have it drop, and it stays consistently on when it is further away from the access point. This is the first I experienced of this on any platform that the device's wireless drops when too close to its wifi source rather than because its too far away.
I tried updating the drivers on this unit, but didn't make any difference. Someone mentioned that its a channel issue, but I logged into the ASUS AP and experimented with all the different channel settings to no avail. Anyone out there with a possible solution, I would appreciate posting it, thanks.