See if there might be a correlation between the specific wireless NIC
adapters in the computers and the router. Many times it's problematic to mix
and match hardware. I know I have changed wireless NICs and been rid of
connection problems. Explore router firmware and NIC firmware. Then drivers
The drivers for XP were older, most likely, than the ones for Vista now. I'm
not supporting Vista since I find it's an OS that tries to do too much (OS,
firewall, malware and more) rather than focusing on being an OS first and
letting 3rd parties fill the other needs as has happened in XP (pre-SP2) and
Win2K. Good luck.
"houstonmat" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> On two different Vista Home Premium laptops, two different architectures
> laptop models and three different wireless routers I have experienced the
> following issue. After about 15 minutes of being connected, my wireless
> connection drops the Internet connection and becomes 'local access only.'
> Local access is true, because I can stream from my 360, but the laptop
> access the internet. Just renewing the IP isn't enough, I have to
> reset the adapter. A cursory search of the internet shows that this
> on just about every imaginable platform and hardware configuration out
> What gives, Microsoft? When will this be patched?? I bought this laptop
> my wife so that she *wouldn't* be calling me all day at work to help her,
> the support calls are through the roof!!