I have a Dell Inspiron M1330 running Windows Vista Ultimate. Ever since I moved into a new apartment (and had to start using a hard-wired connection via Ethernet) I have had to reset the network adapter every time the computer wakes up from sleep.
Specifically, I have to open the networking and sharing window, go to view status, diagnose, and finally reset the network adapter. After this the connection works fine. Is this a matter of changing some settings on my machine? Or is it a problem with the network at large? If the latter, is there a script or something to take some of the tedium out of this process?