So, I've got my Dad one of these
, and due to the problem I described here
I'm running Katya as per here
On installation, the wireless thingummy detected his router instantly. It knows it's there. It just refuses to stay connected.
Sometimes it disconnects -- and reconnects -- automatically. More often, the box that asks for the WEP code comes up and needs clicking on. It can
connect successfully... just not for long, and it spends far more time disconnected than not.
And no, it's nothing to do with the router or its signal, because both his (sadly, Vista) laptop and my own mobile happily maintain a solid connection, at the same time and from the same place in the building as the new, wirelessly inconvenienced machine.