[QUOTE=mciahel;2493601]Well, this is comparing apples and bananas.
Instead of installing another Windows version with possibly the same buggy software/drivers, I’d rather try a recent Linux Live CD. If there is the same problem, then it is a hardware issue.
At first, uninstall th eIntel ProSet software. Windows built-in WLAN utility is more reliable. Then try again.
If the WLAN tool reports problems, are there any entries in the event log? Any problem indications in device manager?
oh no… linux is bad for wireless… took my linux laptop three hours to get the driver using fwcutter.
here’s the obvious first steps. uninstall that eintel crap, uninstall the driver, with the machine connected to the internet via ethernet cable and allow windows to find your driver. then make sure there is no switch for the wifi (if so please make sure it is in the on position, and also check to make sure wireless is enable in BIOS and in the OS). If all else fails, rip out the wireless card and replace.
forgot to mention, you may want to check the router’s settings, make sure there aren’t access restrictions… et cetera…