Hi everybody, The boss has a brand new GO WIN N1 400 laptop with built-in 802.11b capability. The manufacturer of the wireless component is Gemtek. We have had problems: the wireless capability will disappear spontaneously. When this happens, Network Properties indicates not a disabled wireless connection, but the lack of wireless hardware at all! Likewise, Device Manager indicates NO wireless hardware is present. Yesterday I uninstalled and re-installed the drivers, with no effect. After some time, I tried again and got wireless back at the end of the day. Does anyone know what could cause this? No one had made any changes to the computer (other than changing the desktop wallpaper), i.e. no new hardware or software was installed. The boss has heard over the grapevine that recent solar activity has been causing problems with wireless networks, but I think this would cause interference when trying to communicate, NOT cause the hardware to become uninstalled/undetected. Is there anything I can do to prevent this problem from coming up in the future? Many thanks for any ideas.