Thanks for the reply
yes I am being dropped and reconnected on a constant basis, I am using Cassandra on an older Pavillion XP 1500 (1.3GHz cpu, 1Gigabyte of RAM)
I am running through a linksys router model: befw11s4
Do not know if it is perhaps the connectors/cable/laptop problems regarding the wired connection...Don't think so however.
Im now trying to enable my wireless under WEP, unprotected works fine, but thats not an option.