using Linux laptop to connect to windows operated home computer
I am starting a new thread because I believe that this is an entirely different issue than the one I had before. (see New to linux and can't connect to the Internet).
In summary, I installed linux over Windows XP. I found out that my wireless card needed to be configured for linux and that I had to download and install some stuff off the Internet to do that. Two full days later...some very helpful people on this forum were able to assist me in getting my wireless card configured for linux. All that is now water under the bridge, i believe.....
My new issue is actually connecting to my home network and staying connected. When I first turn on my laptop I get a message box asking for me to enter my authentication key and then press connect. I do this. I get connected. Signal strength is very good. Then after 2 minutes it disconnects. Up pops the message box again asking me to enter my authentication key. I enter it and press connect. ...nothing happens. No connection is established and the message box reappears after some time.
In order to get a connection again I have to restart my computer and reenter the authentication key, then press connect. This works every time, initially, and every time I get about 2 minutes of surfing before it disconnects.
Does my problem have to do with the fact that my home computer connection is Windows XP? Is there a way to configure my network settings to get around this?