I just arrived here via Google. I typed in some keywords relating to a problem that is bugging me with my Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop which has a Windows XP Home operating system, and it brought me to this site and a thread that, right off, mentions my same PC and a similar problem. In short, it deals with losing the wi-fi connection frequently. I'm going to post into a thread that seems to have a similar, if not exact same problem, with this same computer with more details about it. I have not yet looked around this site, but I could become a regular visitor, more to learn a few things from those of you who are much more savvy than I am, than to contribute pearls of wisdom from experience. Perhaps if I stick around long enough, then I to will have more to contribute one day. But I also like to talk about all kinds of other things, so if I see something where I feel I can add my thoughts, I will do so. Anyway, hi everybody, glad to meet you all, and if you know anything about my wi-fi problem of constant disconnections from good signals (and each time I lose one I either try Repair or try to reconnect to the router) let me know. This did not happen with the Belkin router I had bought and installed at home (when I had a home). Oh, yeah, I also get a red-x error message frequently when I Shut Down. I don't know quite what it is, it tells me some long string of numbers and such. I'll look and see if that has been addressed anywhere or I'll start a new thread if need be. I don't do any of my Live Updates. I do not like updating when I do not know what I am installing or how much space they're going to use. Someone sent me the name of a site I can go to to find out what the updates are, but I get these pop-ups to update so much that I am much too lazy to look into it further. As you can see, I'm also a man of many words!