The first thing I did after purchasing an HP Pavilion dv6, was replacing the HD with an SSD and installing Windows 7 Home Premium on it (I'm not sure if the issue occurred with the original drive).
The laptop has been good so far, with one annoying fault. When it wakes up from sleep, the network takes 1-2 minutes to become active. Often while refreshing a webpage waiting for it to work, it'll work for a second and then drop out again, until eventually it works solid. During this process the system tray icon displays the exclamation mark showing no internet access.
It's sitting on a desk, hard-wired into my network, with a static IP and DNS. The modem itself is working fine because other devices have full connectivity while this is happening.
Device manager shows the network adapter as a Realtek PICe GBE Family Controller and claims the drivers are up-to-date (driver version 188.8.131.521)
Ideas for troubleshooting?