Broadband connection drops when I log off laptop

  fijiwi 20:28 14 Aug 2006


Does someone out there how I can prevent my wireless connection dropping off every time I shut down my laptop. I have to reconnect manually every time I log back on. The connection doesnt A forum user was kind enough to suggest I go to the following but it didnt work.

I have a DG834G netgear router.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon


  ade.h 20:29 14 Aug 2006

You already have a thread on this, so why are you starting a new one??

  fijiwi 20:45 14 Aug 2006

If only I understood what new thread means.

Could someone please explain?

  ade.h 20:49 14 Aug 2006

You just started one. Give a link to your previous thread by pasting its URL into a post.

  fijiwi 20:52 14 Aug 2006

right. Thanks ade.

Any clues on how I resolve this?

  Jackcoms 21:10 14 Aug 2006

Create a shortcut to your router.

Place that shortcut in C:Documents and Settings; User Name; Start Menu; Programs; Startup.

The router/connection should now automatically start at start up.

  fijiwi 21:23 14 Aug 2006


How do I create a shortcut to the router? I have to type an IP address which starts 192 and then click on Connection status and click connect.

thanks for your help.

  ade.h 22:45 14 Aug 2006

DG834Gs often suffer this. It's not really a problem as such, more expected behaviour by design. Most routers have certain options in their WAN connection settings that relate to on-demand ADSL connections - as opposed to the more common always-on that we are used to - and/or they often have a similar setting that cuts the connection after a period of inactivity or when all clients have shut down. I don't have a DG834G manual to hand right now, but you should check through your router's config UI for this sort of setting or check your own copy of the manual.

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