I'm not really certain whether this is hardware-related or a software change I need to make. When I use my Belkin 802.11N router in Windows, along with my provider, I have a VERY FAST connection, which almost never drops. When I use the same router on my desktop PC with Ubuntu 12.04 & a direct ethernet connection, same thing.
However, when I connect wirelessly from my Dell laptop in Ubuntu 12.04 to the same router, my connection is very spotty. The connection drops frequently from 54Mbps to 1Mbps, and often drops entirely.
Any suggestions on what's causing my problem?