Connection not working after XP sleeps
I just installed a wireless router (D-Link DI-524). We have only one
computer, a laptop, running XP Home with SP2 installed. After installing the
router, there are times when the connection does not work:
1. After XP goes to sleep.
2. When switching between the wired connection and using the external
Restarting windows always solves the problem but that's kind of annoying.
The icon in the system tray always shows a working connection whether wired
or wireless but when using Explorer or Outlook Express they don't receive any
Any help would be great!!
Re: Connection not working after XP sleeps
"TexasMark" <TexasMark@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I just installed a wireless router (D-Link DI-524). We have only one
> computer, a laptop, running XP Home with SP2 installed. After installing
> router, there are times when the connection does not work:
> 1. After XP goes to sleep.
> 2. When switching between the wired connection and using the external
> wireless card.
Two things that could possibly be causing it:
1) Firewall. Depends on which you are using but if Zone Alarm (pro or free)
it has an automatic lock where it cuts out any internet or network after 10
minutes. Unfortunately, turning auto lock off doesn't help. You have to set
it to as high as it can go then turn it off. The highest is 999 minutes.
2) Open System Properties by holding down the Windows key and tapping the
Pause/break key. Now go to Hardware and Device Manager. When that opens,
find your wireless NIC in there and choose the properties on it. You have to
look for Power Mode or Power (depends on your NIC here) and then choose NOT
to allow the computer to power it down when not in use. After that, it stays
on so long as the computer is on. This is sometimes the reason all drops off
and wont come back until reset.
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