I thought I'd post as this is the second time I've come accross this issue on three different networks using a DLink wireless router. for some reason, when the wireless cards are installed and the network set up using a broadcast SSID and WEP, on first boot the compute connects with no issue. However, when the connection is dropped (or disconnected), the "View available networks" screen sees the network as "not connected" and the "connect" button appears at the bottom of the screen, but upon re-connection, the network is still dis-connected as far as Windows the view available networks screen is concerned, and the wireless system tray icon is still crossed out, but the "connect" button becomes "disconnect" and internet still functions. I've yet to discover either a cause or a solution. any ideas?