Hi, Maybe there's a setting I don't know about. I have a Netgear WGT624 v3 router, and 2 desktops connected with Ethernet cable. I also have a laptop which I connect wirelessly to the router, when I need to use the laptop, or else I keepthe laptop off. All 3 PC's are running Windows XP Media Center 2005 SP2. I'm also using the WPA-PSK [TKIP] security option.
My desktops work fine and stay connected, however my laptop will connect OK and tell me I'm conncted to my network, and if I search for available networks, mine is listed sometimes along with some neighbor's. However after about three to five ninutes, I notice all of a sudden, I can't surf the web (server not found) nor can I even connect to my other PC's on my network. If I hover over the monitor icon in my system tray it still says I'm connected to my network at 54 mbps and signal strenth is excellent, but if I click the icon and choose the "view available networks" list, it says "Choose a wireless network, Windows cannot configure this wireless connection. If you have enabled another program to manage this connection, use that software. If you want Windows to configure this connection, start the Windows Zero Confiuration (WZC) service." I don't know how to get to WZC.
I obviously have connection at first, what's getting in the way? It's configured when I first boot the laptop.
All I can do is reboot to get connected for a couple of more minutes. I even put everything "always on" in the power saver options so the laptop doesn't try to hibernate or shut anything down.
Any help appreciated, thanks much.