Problems with network wireless card

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Broadcom wireless
HP Laptop
Overheat
I have a HP pavillion zd7000 laptop with a Broadcom 54g maxperformance 802.11g wireless card. I have had this laptop for almost 2 years with no problems. Recently the card is loosing connection and after I search for wireless networks it will reconnect. I is very annoying to be online and constantly being dropped. I have noticed that this laptop generates alot of heat. It may be overheating the internal wireless card..just a thought. Didn't know if I need to download a new driver or if you have any suggestions. Thanks Joe

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The internal heat could have melted the antennae or caused the connector on the antennae to come loose from its terminal. I would open her up and check the connections. If that does not help I would go to the broadcom site and get updated drivers. If you create a new user on your machine is there any difference?

Does you internal fan still work? Is the machine under warranty Joe?

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