Due to low cost efforts the error message you see is a bug in itself. Did you check to see if newer firmware or drivers are available?
I'm running an IBM thinkpad (Windows XP Pro) with built in wireless radio, and a Belkin wireless router. The combination has been working for me for over a year now, and works for the other computers in my house.
However, with the lap top in question, when surfing I occasionally lose my internet connection, and the wireless connection indicates that I've got "Data Frame Errors - Check WEP Settings".
However, my home network is not secure - I have no WEP settings. I live in the -middle- of nowhere, so I don't have to worry about people stealing into my local network (I'm literally several miles from the nearest neighbour).
If I load up the Actiontec Electronics PRISM Wireless LAN configuration utility (by double clicking on the error message), and rescan the network, I get back on the network instantly and can surf again.
What can be causing these errors, and how should I go about stopping them from happening?
They are -not- occuring on the other wireless laptop in the house.