Hi, I have a Sony Vaio laptop with a built-in Centrino 11g NIC (Intel/PRO Wireless 2200BG) running XP SP2. I've had wireless connection troubles with it from day one. I've done a bunch of research on the issue, and heard about the typical problem areas such as WZC service and such.
What I've come to realize is that in every situation where the laptop can't maintain a decent connection, it's linked at "G" speeds. And when linked at "B" speeds, it has perfect (or nearly perfect) connectivity.
Anyway, I don't want to re-hash all the troubleshooting I've done, but I did have 2 new thoughts on the matter and I would like people's opinions:1) I noticed Netgear wireless routers have a "Centrino" label on them, and claim to be tested with Centrino devices. Is this sticker an empty marketing creation or does it mean Netgear devices are likely to be a bit better with Centrino clients?
2) I know I have a fair amount of interference because I live in a high-density area, with many other wireless networks around, plus cordless phones, etc. Would one of the new access points with MIMO make an appreciable difference in such an environment?