Yes, angie, many manufacturers use there own proprietory sofware instead of Wireles Zero Config, my experience is that their software is always battling with Windows, it is better to just use the manufacturers driver and let windows do the management.
Reminds me that some programs that automatically update or update-checks (zonealarm, avg, windows etc) often hit the wirelss connection a bit early before it is stable, I put all programs on manual update to prevent this early surge and this seems to reduce problems.
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