1. If SSID is disabled, people report drops.
2. Which Netgear and Buffalo? Some P2P sites tell of drops on some models. Some of the Buffalos allow you to install a Linux router OS so that issue is curable.
Finally we have the bad old cordless phone issue. Nothing like a hammer for that issue.
Your post was almost complete. I wish it had a little more on the model numbers.
(Self Built, P5NE SLI Asus motherboard, Nvidia 7600 Video Card, 2 Gigs Ram, 2.2 Ghz Core 2 duo, Vista 32bit home premium, Dlink Airplus G DWL g510)
I was wondering if anyone out there had some similar problems like myself. I'm having random connection issues with Vista and wireless. It is the strangest thing because when the problems start, it's only the browsers and email clients that cannot connect. For some odd reason, a p2p client such as Azureus will continue to download.
I thought it might be a firewall issue so I disabled it and it wasn't the case.
The thing about this intermittent problem is that it takes a restart to correct the problem. The repair connection doesn't work at all. This requires me to reboot about once a day, sometimes twice. The problem still persists when I changed out my Dlink wireless card with an edimax one. I also changed wireless routers from a Netgear to Buffalo. Problem still exists. I updated my Asus p5ne sli motherboards firmware, hoping that would help but to no avail.
Its disheartening that I will have to deal with this computer until I get a new one as this is a recent build with decent specs (Vista Premium, 2.2 Core 2 Duo, 2 gigs ram, Nvidia 7600 and with expensive quiet fans and heatsinks, I built for quietness).
I suspect that the motherboard might be the issue. If anyone has any clues, please help me out. Thanks.