T'was a dark and stormy night (with hail as a bonus), when suddenly the door to my palatial office flew open revealing and irate customer bearing his brand new HP dv4000 laptop. It seems his wireless connection was screwing up connecting to some (not all) hot spots and access points.
"I can stay connected anywhere between 1 minutes and 10 minutes before it disconnects. HP support was no help. Drop everything and fix it." He fumed waving his chequebook.
Sure, I'll even skip dinner if the price is right. Anyway, I checked for the usual screwups (windows updates, power savings, WPA re-auth timing) but everything looked ok. The wireless card was an Intel2200BG which I've used before without incident. I tried switching between WZC and Proset, but the disconnect problem was still there. I did notice that it would stay connected to my WRT54Gv3 (Broadcom chipset) much longer than it would to a WRT54GC (Marvel chipset). Weird(tm).
So, I went to the Intel web pile, and downloaded the Intel network connection identification tool: |
So, I downloaded Proset 10.1.0.13 at 82MBytes compressed. Every language and regulatory authority tossed into one archive. Sigh. |
Of course, during the inevitable arguement over who's gonna pay for dinner, expedite fees, and trashing my Friday evening, the power went out. Oh well.