I have about a 6-year old Dell laptop running XP. Still runs great except that when mousing over the Wireless Network Connection icon the speed degrades from the highest - 54 mbps, steadily and sometimes suddenly until the connection is at a snail's pace -24 or even slower. The only way to get it back is to constantly right-click "Repair", which says it "couldn't finish repairing" the connection yet when moused over it report 54mbps again....for about 3 minutes then starts degrading quickly. :really?: The wireless router is only 10' away and is strong for my other devices. I've set the laptop's wireless adaptor to it's highest power setting in Device Manager but it doesn't help. Any ideas?