I've been having trouble with my wireless connection dropping about every eight minutes like clockwork. I switched routers for another reason and it still does it and it also does it on my VPN connection at work so I know its not the router. For most of my purposes it is not noticeable since it reconnects almost instantaneously. However, there are a few things I do that this network "blinking" causes great difficulty for. It seems almost like it is trying to refresh the connection or the like since it is so regular. I have checked the IP lease time and it is 2 weeks - not 8 minutes. Any ideas out there for at least what to check? I am at a loss. I know my way around computers but am just now getting into wifi.
Thanks in advance.
Ralink 802.11g miniPCI Wireless network adapter built into a Averatec laptop. WinXP SP2 Home