A couple days ago, I started having some serious problems with my laptop's connectivity. Everything would work just fine for a few minutes (usually 5-20 minutes) and then with no warning, I become unable to connect to anything. All IP requests (not just web browsers; IM, Telnet, games, everything) fail. The blackouts tend to last for about a minute or two, and then the connection starts working again as spontaneously as it stopped. The whole time, the wireless connection icon in the system tray indicates that I'm still connected.
- I did not recently install any new software, including Windows Updates. (Or hardware, for that matter.)
- My virus scanner says I'm clean
- Rebooting has not helped
- Taking the laptop to a different physical location and connecting to a different wireless router does not help
- Task Manager does not show any unexpected processes running.
- If I use
ipconfig/renewduring a blackout, it doesn't fix it; I'm still unable to connect until whatever's causing this decides it's tormented me long enough.
I'm just about at my wits' end here. I'm running Windows 7 64-bit Home edition. Anyone know how I might be able to fix this?