Wireless connections disappearing

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    javacola

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    I had this problem on a new laptop I recently purchased. I couldn't find any information on how to fix it, so I chalked it up as a screwed up wireless adapter and sent for a replacement. Unfortunately, the replacement is doing the same thing now.

    Basically, everything works perfectly until suddenly a bubble pops up telling me that there are no wireless connections in range. Suddenly, all wireless connections in range will have disappeared. The only one to fix the problem is by totally restarting my computer, where everything will suddenly be fine again with all connections showing up. There seems to be no set time for how long it takes the connections to disappear. It could be 1 minute, it could be 3 hours. This is not just my home connections either. It does the same thing no matter where I have it. Any ideas?

    And before anyone says it, it has nothing to do with a switch being hit.
     
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    are there any events listed in event viewer pertaining to this??

    what is make, model, and model number of laptop??

    will it connect with an ethernet cable and stay connected??
     
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    Dell Latitude D630 Core 2 Duo 1.86GHz 2048MB D6301USMICRO

    It stays connected if it's wired, this is only a wireless problem.

    I have no idea if it's in event viewer, all the events are gibberish. Nothing jumps out to me.
     
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    Go to safe mode w/networking, does the wifi stay connected in safe mode??

    does device manager have any yellow exclamation warnings??
     
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