Here is my problem: I have just rebuilt my computer -- new motherboard (GA-MA78GM-S2H 780G AM2+ mATX), processor (AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 Kuma), and RAM (4GB DDR2-800). I am running Windows XP. Everything is working splendidly except the internet. Every 10 minutes or so, I will completely lose my wireless connection. When I either click on "Repair" for the connection or go to the command prompt and try to /release /renew the TCP/IP info, the computer completely freezes up and I have to restart.
When I restart the computer, the internet connection is working fine again, full strength. I have checked and none of the other computers in the house have this problem. Also, before I did the rebuild, this problem didn't happen so I don't think it's an actual connectivity issue.
I am using just a basic linksys wireless PCI card. I went in and made sure that the computer wasn't set to cut power to the wireless card when idle, and it's not. I also did a virus scan, spyware scan, etc just in case. Everything is clean.
I was thinking of just replacing the card and seeing if that fixes the issue, but I would hate to spend the money if that's not the issue. Any input would be appreciated.