For the past several weeks, my external Linksys adapter has been losing its connection to the router (which is upstairs) a few minutes after I get online. I am not losing my internet connection, just my connection to the router. I get a pop-up balloon that says "wireless connection unavailable". So I click on the little computer icon, open up the wireless options, and then click on the name of the network to re-establish the connection. This works, but a few minutes later, the connection is lost again. When I do re-establish the connection, I click on 'repair', and this also seems to fix the problem. But I don't think I should have to be going through all of these steps everytime I turn on my computer.
The router upstairs is working properly. I've got Spybot, Spyware Blaster, and McAfee's 2005 security program running as well as Norton Anti-virus 2005. I've had the wireless adapter for 6 months, and it has worked fine up until a few weeks ago. My operating system is Windows XP.
Thanks for any suggestions!