Alienware 17 R4 2017 review
My daughter has a compaq laptop. Three and a half years old and running windows XPHome. All her settings are set to never in hybernate BUT if she leaves the pc switched on and comes downstairs to make a drink or anything when she returns the network connection has been dropped and the only way she can get back on line is to re-boot the pc.
We can't pinpoint anything wrong with the router or anywhere in the pc. Her boyfriend is also confused by it and says its 'Just one of those annoying quirks' (he's a computer engineer)
Anything come to mind and maybe anything we might have overlooked.
which I resolved by entering the ip address etc manually into the tcp settings rather than letting the pc find the details automatically.
“Just one of those annoying quirks' (he's a computer engineer) you sure he knows about computers?”
Web Browser Settings
Internet Explorer 4.0 or Higher
Start IE web browser. Select-Tools-Internet Options-Connection Tab
In the “Connection” screen, there are three selections:
“Never dial a connection”,
“Dial whenever a network connection is not present”
“Always dial my default connection”.
If you can make a selection, select “Never dial a connection”.
If you cannot make a selection, select “LAN Settings”
Untick marks next to any of the displayed Options:
“Automatically detect settings”,
“Use automatic configuration script”
“Use a proxy server”.
Click “OK”. Then click “OK” again in the “Internet Options” page.
Network Adapter Setup on all Computers
Also called a LAN card (Local Area Network) or NIC card (Network Interface Connection)
Double-click on the “Network Connection”
Left-click on the “Local Area Connection” associated with your network adapter
Select “Properties” from the drop-down menu.
In the “Local Area Connection Properties” window all boxes should be ticked
At bottom of display tick the box “Show Icon in Notification Area When Connected
A display Icon will appear in the task bar when you have finish the setup
Click-Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Click the “Properties” button
Select “Obtain an IP address automatically
Select “Obtain DNS server address automatically”
Click- Advanced-Click-WINS Tab-Tick-Enable LMHOSTS Lookup if untick
Do Not Change Any Other Setting
Your computer network card is now configured for use with the Modem/Router
Other Lan Card Setting
Right click on Local Area Connection Display Icon on task bar
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
You should also check the router setting are as following
You will find not all router have the same wording or options if option not available don’t
worry about it, these are the normal setting for most ASDL Routers
Access the router via your browser and click the Advanced Setting
Click the Wan button; on the right hand side of the display page click Edit
Check the following
VPI = 0
VCI = 38
Service Category = UBR
Enable Quality Of Service = Is Ticked
Select PPP over ATM (PPPoA)
Encapsulation Mode = VC/MUX
PPP Username: = User name you use to sign in to your ISP
PPP Password: = User password you use to access your ISP
Authentication Method: = Auto
Dial on demand (with idle timeout timer) = Is Ticked
Inactivity Timeout (minutes) [1-4320]: = Set To 4320
Keep Alive = Is Ticked
Obtain default gateway automatically. = Is Selected
Enable NAT = Is Ticked
Enable Firewall = Is Ticked
Enable WAN Service = Is Ticked
Save and reboot the router
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