I have an old laptop (4 years) that I use as a workstation. The problem is that it seems to have problem with Wifi connectivity to my router. I replaced the router thinking that it was the problem and while it did get a little better, it still disconnects.
Not only does it disconnect but I have a lot of problems with AJAX type websites (such as ones that use Disqus for comments) because I think it has too much latency.
I have the latest driver installed. I am running Windows XP Media Center Edition.
I've done simple things like move it around, take off the bottom plate and so on.
I also have a netbook, and I can use it from the same location without any problems whatsoever.
I am looking for the lowest cost solution to this problem.
(Note: In my apartment there are jacks for cable and a satellite system that are both inactive. If I can't get good wifi to this machine, I am wondering if I can buy adapters and run my network through the cables. Thoughts? )