Network connection keeps disabling itself

  Peter Lanky 10:08 08 Sep 2009

My laptop, which had previously been used with no problem with a wireless connection, is now being used with a wired connection. The problem is that every time the laptop is switched off, the network connection keeps disabling itself.

The laptop is an Acer, the network adapter is 'Broadcom Netlink Gagabit Ethernet' and the OS is Windows XP.

To rectify the problem temporarily, is is necessary to go into network connections in control panel. The device shows as disabled, so I have to right click and then click 'enable'. This is obviously not a long term solution, so can anybody help please.

  ambra4 11:24 08 Sep 2009

Check the following is correct

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- Connection Type - “Auto- Negotiation”

Click- Flow Control-“Hardware Default (Auto)”

Click-Power Management Tab

Un-Tick if selected "Allow Computer to turn this device off to save power

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


  Peter Lanky 15:14 08 Sep 2009

There was no "connection type" in the advanced tab.

Flow control was already set to auto.

I have unticked "Allow Computer to turn this device off to save power".


I'm confused by your last section

  Peter Lanky 15:35 08 Sep 2009

There is no WLAN lited in services. What is WLAN?

  Peter Lanky 15:37 08 Sep 2009

I have worked out what your last section says, but it doesn't create a new connection. Having said that, why would I want to do this rather than sort the existing one out?

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