I'm slightly puzzled by this. I'm trying to diagnose a networking problem with a Dell Inspiron 600m running Windows XP Service Pack 3. The network is a Verizon FiOS with a Actiontec MI424WR. There are both Macs and PCS on the network. For some reason the laptop in question will connect sometimes and fail to connect other times. Why would this happen?
Here's what I'm guessing, but I'm not sure if I'm correct. Even if so, how can I correct the problem?
Could the placement of the router be causing a weak signal (with obstructions and a closed door)?
Could other users be causing the network to become overloaded, so that the connection is dropped or not initiated?
The computer will randomly "forget" the stored password.