broadband drop-out

  jbaker65 09:22 17 Mar 2008
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I recently changed to Talktalk for my phone and brodband (saving lots of money). So far I am VERY pleased with the service except for one minor point. After booting, I am connected to the internet and all is fine but if I leave the computer on and unattended for say half an hour, when I return I find that the broadband connection has dropped out. I tried switching the modem, which is connected by an ethernet connection to the computer, off for a few seconds but this did not help. Switching the computer off and rebooting reconnected OK.
I am running windows XP Pro.
Anybody got any ideas?

  ambra4 09:48 17 Mar 2008

Lan Card Setting

Right click on Local Area Connection Display Icon on task bar

Click Status-General-Properties

At the top of display the type of Lan card will be displayed

Click Configure-Click-Advanced Tab

Click- Flow Control-Change to Enabled if Disabled

Click-Power Management Tab

Untick if selected "Allow Computer to turn this device off to save power

Network Connection Setting

Click-Start- Setting-Network Connection-New Connection Wizard

Select-Connect to the Internet-Next

Select-Set Up My Connection Manually-Next

Select-Connect using a broadband connection that is always on

Next-Finish

  jbaker65 10:23 17 Mar 2008

Thanks Ambra4, I've done that so I'll see how it goes. I'll show the thread as resolved until I see any other problem. I can always start another thread if needed. Thanks again.

  ambra4 10:26 17 Mar 2008

Glad to help enjoy

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