As some of you might know from this thread, I got a Toshiba Satellite laptop for Christmas and its been a huge pain in regards to staying connected to my wifi. Toshiba tech support insisted that the problem was with my 8 year old router and that the router simply wasn't compatible with Windows 8. As some of you suggested, I upgraded the router's firmware but the problem persists. In addition to this, we'd gotten my fiancee's father (who's staying with us) a HP laptop with Windows 8 for Christmas...the HP has had no issues with the wifi (thereby calling Toshiba's BS). After a series of phone calls with tech support, the last support rep announced that he could fix my problem but that he'd have to charge me $159 for "advanced tech support." He implied that I must've screwed up the settings somehow and that he'll have to walk me through undoing whatever mistake I supposedly did (srsly?). I countered with, "By that logic, I can just reset the PC to factory settings and pay you nothing." He conceded and I'm now in the process of Refreshing Windows 8 (as reading up on an actual reset had me worried about whether or not I'd need the Windows 8 disc--something that wasn't included with the PC). Anyway, here goes... Oh, and I'm typing this from the ever-reliable Asus that I bought my fiancee last year...definitely thinking of simply returning the Toshiba for an Asus too.