Well, after much head bashing I purchased a WMP11 PCI wireless NIC. Yet my network availability problems persisted, even after installing my signal booster just for giggles.
Luckily some kind aware soul pointed out the Microsoft Wireless Update Rollup Package. Of course, it’s not part of the usual Windows Update process. :-) It seems to have solved my problem. But now I’m pissed even more…why just this computer and not the PCMCIA cards on the laptops? Grrrr. Fargin wireless.
Mother #$%$#@#!!!!! Still flakey. I hate this shit.