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[ubuntu] Wireless Exclamation Mark and Intermittent Disconnectivity :(

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I got a NetGear wireless router recently. Attached it to my Huawei (pardon the spelling) modem. I have a HP 540 laptop running Ubuntu 10.04 (love it absolutely!) The wireless gets connected. But there's an exclamation mark almost all the time. Very frequently these days, the connection gets bogged down or websites just don't open at all. But the icon (with the exclamation mark) shows Active Connection. I don't know where to start looking for bugs. Seems odd. Wireless is connected, I can connect to sites, but there's the exclamation.. and sooner or later, connection goes off but the icon stil (HowTos)