I have a Presario X1030US with WIN XP SP2 and terrible connection problems with my wireless internal Intel 2100 LAN 3B Mini PC card. The intel ProSet drivers actually cause this card to freeze the entire system. The native WIN drivers can't seem to hold the signal either. What is weird is that the wireless network connections say the connection is disconnected when I am actually connected and can surf, but say connected when I am disconnected. The signal from the wireless WAP stays strong, but the computer gets bumped with no apparent interference taking place [I'm in the basement, far from everything but a wireless phone, which is not online when the bumps take place] The Intel Proset software allows for WEP 128 bit but the WIN driver only allows for 64 bit.
Aside from sucky WIN software, I am wondering if a Broadcom 54g Max Performance card to replace the OEM Intel might offer me more hope and a better solution.
I have zero trouble staying connected with my Mac G5. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Jefferis Peterson, Pres. Web Design and Marketing