Laptop looses internet connection when it goes to sleep

  johnincrete 15:54 12 Oct 2012
Locked

If I leave my laptop & it automatically goes to sleep, when I turn it back on, the internet connection is lost. Windows XP on old Dell laptop. Connection is wired in to a box which receives the signal from computer in upstairs room

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:04 12 Oct 2012

In device manager click network adapotors, right click your ethernet card device select properties - power management tab.

uncheck the ethernet adapter option "allow the computer to turn off this device".

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Acer Predator 21X review

14 best picture books for children

Best podcast apps for iPhone & iPad

Les meilleurs ordinateurs portables 2017