I've lost count of the times it doesn't work and I have to go to the wireless network panel and do something else.
-> Example. I can't connect to some router the normal way and I have to go to the other panels to enter in the pass phrase or set the connection up.
This and other issues make me begin to think that the days of Windows are numbered.
When my new laptop goes 'to sleep' it occassionally wakes up with a hang up on the wireless connection. It is easily regained by a simple re-boot, but in XP the 'repair network' function was very handy, and actually worked.
However, on Windows 7, the 'troubleshooter' is useless - it never repairs anything, indeed, when the connection is lost, it doesn't even highlight that the laptop has a wireless capability. Going into 'network adapter' also is useless as it doesn't show the 'wireless' connection either, so I can't even disable/enable it.
Is there a small utility program out there that actually works to regain an occassional wireless hang up??