All I could find on this problem was this. Re: Wireless Problem in windows 7 intel wifi link 5100agn
12-07-2009 10:44 PM
RESOLVED MY ISSUE!!!! In device manager, I opened up the Advanced tab in the properties of the Intel network adapter and disabled the 802.11n Mode, and that did the trick! Seems odd, though, since my router is supposed to use 802.11n, but maybe I have something wrong on that. In any event, I'm a happy camper now. See if perhaps this might work for you as well. Here's the step-by-step.
1. Open Control Panel
2. Click on "Hardware and Sound"
3. Click on "Device Manager" under "Devices and Printers"
4. Expand "Network adapters"
5. Double click on "Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN"
6. Select the "Advanced" tab
7. Click on "802.11n Mode"
8. Select Value of "Disabled"
9. Click OK
Done Possibly even try this...
Intel! They make processors and a variety of motherboard hardware, but they seem to have a devil of a time making decent drivers
. Particularly with their wireless NICs. Lately I’ve noticed a number of errors springing from the Intel WiFi Link 5100/5300 AGN family of wireless adapters. They seem to cause random bluescreen errors on Windows Vista systems. Fortnuately, there is a viable workaround:
-Right click on Computer and select Manage.
-After Computer Management opens up, go to Device Manager.
-In Device Manager, expand the Network Adapters category.
-Right-click on “Intel (R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN” and select Properties.
-In Properties, go to the Power Management tab.
-Under the Power Management tab, make sure that “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power” is unchecked.
Apparently, the driver
for the WiFi Link 5100 can’t properly handle the device going to sleep, and pulls down the whole system. Hopefully Intel will fix this in future driver updates. Until then, this workaround will have to do.
For router settings use this...>>WPA2-Personal enabled as the security on your wireless network.