Does this problem only occur when the notebook is in battery mode? and
then the connection is stable when the notebook is in AC mode? If so
this confirms that the 2200BG / wireless router connection is lost
when the 2200BG goes into power saving mode.
Intel would argue that the wireless routers have not implemented the
wireless standard properly. I don't believe it will be addressed by an
Intel driver upgrade.
There are a number of workarounds
- use AC mode for notebook
- Change the default 2200BG power saving mode from "Auto" to "Manual"
with full power and expect more battery drain in battery mode. You
could disable wireless on notebook when using battery and not using
- Ask the router manufacturerer to address the problem with a firmware
I see that some of the wireless router/AP manufacturers are coming out
with a "Centrino Certified" label presumably this does mean full
compatibility between card and router.
It would be good to see a list made up somewhere of routers that were
fully compatibility with the 2200BG.
I think this problem occurs a lot more than documented as the 2200BG
comes with power saving turned on as default. The frustration caused
probably causes some to give up with properly setting up wireless