I have a desktop connected to the wifi router directly, which in turn connects to the DSL modem. I always can launch IE or FF, and I can get to the internet with no problem. On my wifi laptop, I can do this maybe 70-80 percent of the time. On some occasions, I would pick up my laptop, let it wake up and see that the wifi connection is (re-)activated, and see the systray message that says you're now connected. But, when I launch IE or FF, I am not able to connect to the internet. Sometimes I can do a "repair" sequence which disconnect, reconnect, acquire address, flushing cache and dns, and all is fine. At another time, the only way to get my internet connection back is by reboot the laptop. What is going on here?
Note that DSL modem and router must be ok as I can access the internet from the desktop when this happened.