What OS do you have on your desktop computer, and what OS do you have on your laptop computer? Do you have the latest firmware revision installed on your router?
Both computers are win7, 64 bit, home edition.
I can pretty much guaranty that my router does not have the most recent firmware running on it.
My ISP is not as reliable as what I expect a cable company is. I really don't know. But if all I had to go by was my desktop, I would have dumped them already. I think it goes without saying that it's a good idea to have more than one computer because, resetting the router (almost daily) usually solves the problem, unless it's a "DNS server not responding" type of thing. That problem has to be solved a little further up stream. Anyway, once the router is reset all the factory built and installed Mac's and PC's work just fine, except for my gaming rig which is currently running just fine and is otherwise very stable.
Maybe I should uninstall and remove the wireless card and start over. It would be nice to have a decent connection to Steam.