I have an old IBM ThinkPad 390E Type 2626 ENU running Windows 2000 professional and equipped with a Trendnet wireless PCI card. The machine has 2 MB of RAM. My wife had been using this computer to keep up a quicken account since she had surgery and cud not use her usual desktop machine. This has been working well for over one year. The quicken account was being backed up to an Iomega 1TB storecenter. About one week ago we noticed that she was NOT able to access the network store center to back up the account. She also can NOT access the internet. The Iomega Discovery Pool Pro responds that it finds no store center on the network. We also notice that now we have a notification in the lower right hand corner that "a network cable is disconnected", this notification has appeared only since we have had the problem of not being able to access the network storecenter and being unable to access the internet. The Trendnet PCI card configuration utility shows excellent connection "Link Quality" and "signal strength". The Trendnet card is a 802.11g Wireless LAN PC Card model TEW-441PC H/W-A20R.
Any advice (other than getting a new laptop) as to how to proceed to identify and correct the source of the problem will be greatly appreciated.
This post has been edited by eaklebe: 03 July 2012 - 12:03 PM