I have a Dell laptop in front of me which is repeatedly dropping its wireless connection. I tried giving it a static IP but that doesn't help; it connects to the router for 10-15 seconds then drops for 30+ seconds. This has been happening for the last few hours.
After a clean install the same problem occurred. I didn't realize that was the problem when I did the clean install so I didn't check it out immediately after but I did notice on the first run of Firefox that one page failed (first run) while the Firefox Google page did not. That was the first thing I tried after the clean installation.
I used the Dell Wireless Manager to run diagnostics. The hardware all passed, except the connection failed at association apart from the few seconds when it connected. When connected it still failed the gateway and Internet ping.
I'm on the same network with my own laptop and it hasn't dropped a single time. Does anyone have any ideas? I plan on doing a completely clean install again and see if it still happens.
EDIT: Strange, after a reformat (using ghost so it only took 5mins) I took two minutes to firefox and not have a drop. However after installing it I geot drops repeatedly. Then i reformatted again tried chrome and was not dropped. I then tried firefox and was not dropped. However it did it once or twice later in the day but they were hours apart. I dont understand it but at least it isn't a problem anymore