Hi, I use XP SP1 on two machines, a laptop and a desktop. The laptop goes from home (128-bit WEP) to school (unsecured), and has an Intel Pro Wireless 2200 (802.11b). The desktop obviously stays at home, and it has a Realtek RTL8180 (802.11b). It shouldn't matter if I get an 11g card, as the router at home is 11b. The router at home doesn't use MAC restriction, and does broadcast its SSID.
The laptop is mostly fine going from school to home, except that I cannot access Windows Networking shares until I reboot. HTTP, SSH, etc. work fine. Going the other way requires a reboot. Using or browsing for another AP/router requires a reboot too. The desktop I obviously haven't moved, but seems to work fine.
The WEP key (which is 26 hex characters) is truncated to 10 characters as soon as I enter it (well, as soon as I enter it twice and reopen the window). This happens on either machine.
I've already run WinsockXPFix.exe on the laptop to no avail. Last time I tried, I could not delete the wireless connection on the laptop; it complained about a DNS cache not being empty. What should I do?