I have a Sony laptop running Vista Home Premium using a wireless internet connection via my Netgear router with no connection or disconnection issues. Two days ago I received from an online company an Acer Aspire laptop which I had ordered, for my partner to use for her work. The problem is that I can connect to the internet wirelessly from my router but I will loose the signal after 5 minutes (even though my Sony Laptop has stayed connected) and it is necessary to restart the computer to establish an internet connection. I have reset the laptop to factory settings and still have the problem. I have spoken to both Acer warrenty support and software support and they both say it is my router. I may be pretty clueless about computers etc but I cannot see it being that problem because of no issues with my Sony laptop and a friends laptop. Am I missing something or am I really that stupid!?