wireless problem Dell laptop

  Bike-it 23:19 15 Jan 2009

I have an Intel wireless card installed in my Dell laptop but whenever i restart the laptop connection to my netgear router is lost, i have tried all the connection remidies within vista but none of them work, if i shut down the laptop for a few minutes and switch it back on connection is reistablished, could there be a problem with the laptop or is this normal for a wirless connection.
BTW the laptop is only two days old.

  Audio~~Chip 23:43 15 Jan 2009

.... you use please.

You say laptop is only 2 days old. Take it from new and not second. Also you say internal wireless card which I think you mean is built in wireless adapter card and not one of them PCMCIA slot cards if its new then yours is built in wireless so ignore.

When you do get online, updates Vista if it is or XP, check with internet security and run a full scan

  PalaeoBill 08:33 16 Jan 2009

The Intel wireless cards tend to work better with the Intel wireless management software rather than the inbuilt windows WZG (Wireless Zero Configuration) software. If both are running, they interefe with each other.
Try switching off WZG and letting Intel do its stuff.

  Bike-it 22:38 16 Jan 2009

How do i switch off WGZ, oh keep replies simple.

  AL47 22:50 16 Jan 2009

i find the intel one is far far worse than the windows one

i also hve a dell laptop with the intel wireless card

  MAJ 00:10 17 Jan 2009

Go into device manager and let us know which wireless card is installed.

  Quiller. 00:23 17 Jan 2009
  Bike-it 21:35 26 Jan 2009

The network adaptors are
Bluetooth device ( personal area network)
Bluetooth device ( ffcomm protocl tdi)
Broadcom netlink (TM) gigabit ethernet
Intel (R) wifi link 5300

I have checked the wireless zero configuration and it is set at automatic.

Internet is still unstable

  Bike-it 18:47 28 Jan 2009

Any more help please?

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