Did you install anything before the problem started?
Windows updates with new drivers perhaps?
Have you changed the power saving settings?
On my laptop, there is a button to turn the wireless on/off. Are you
accidentally touching it?
Is it possible the wireless card is going bad?
"Nasir" <rnakhan@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>I have been using Vista home edition on a Toshiba laptop for almost 6
> months now without any issues when suddenly since last couple of weeks
> I am having networking problems.
> Suddenly in the middle of work the connection would be lost. I am
> using wireless adapter.
> So I investigated the issue but could not find anything conclusive.
> When this happens I am unable to ping my router. Initially I suspected
> my cable modem / router but that is fine beceuase I have another
> laptop that works fine when this happens.
> I tried ipconfig /release, ipconfig / renew.
> It sometimes hangs OS on renew, sometimes just does not return.
> Reboot always fixes the probelem, though when this problem happens
> Vista does not shutdown cleanly, instead I have to hard boot the
> I suspected some latest updates from MS, so I undid them but this
> persists. I suspected some scheduler task that was periodically
> sending MS some reports, so I removed it, still no luck.
> There is no pattern also, it just strikes anytime. The only thing is
> that the frequency of this occurence is increasing to 2-3 times a day,
> a week ago it was once in 2 days.
> Any help will be greatly appreciated.