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Wireless card dying in Thinkpad?

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I have a T61 with the Intel 4965 AGN wireless card, and lately I've noticed problems at several locations on campus. The signal bar on the taskbar always shows 4 or 5 bars, but web pages load extremely slowly and often not at all. If I refresh the web pages after a failed page load, they sometimes do load successfully.

Is this a sign that my wireless card may be on its way out? I've tried updating the drivers, but it doesn't seem to have helped. Any ways to test whether my wireless card is working properly?
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
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PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic X-750 Silverstone SG09 Logitech MX518 Steelseries QcK 
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Asus Xonar DX + Shure SRH840 
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Probably a slow/overloaded campus network because every student and their textbooks are torrenting?

A dying wireless card would either give errors in device manager (code 10, code 43, etc) or would completely stop working and disappear from device manager, and so on.

You can always pull apart the laptop and reseat the wireless card.
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