Why does my connection die after inactivity?

  GibsonSt19 13:22 03 Jun 2005

Hi all, would anyone know why my wireless laptop looses it's connection if I don't use it for say 30 mins? The hard wired desktop PC is fine and remains connected permanently.

What confuses me though, is that when I return to my laptop, the network still reports as being active and connected, the wireless USB stick software (Netgear) shows it's connected (at a great speed and with excellent reception), but MSN won't connect, and I cant get on the net.

All's well if I simply restart the laptop, but I don't want to have to do this each time.


  wiz-king 19:32 03 Jun 2005

Check to see if the always on out box is ticked IE/tools/options/connections look for never dial a connection and make sure it is ticked.

  GibsonSt19 19:53 03 Jun 2005

This is sortof already selected, as the laptop connects via the network.

  GibsonSt19 09:52 04 Jun 2005

Any other ideas?

  Steve- 10:07 04 Jun 2005

If you are using Zone Alarm try shutting it down and restarting (the ZA prog), I have this problem with the latest version and have had to uninstall and use Windows Firewall instead.

  wiz-king 11:17 04 Jun 2005

The network connection is always on but your Internet Explorer may still be set to disconect after 30 min of inactivity.

  GibsonSt19 11:18 04 Jun 2005

Hmm, I use Opera which I think doesn't have this option

  selfbuild 11:40 04 Jun 2005

Check your Power Options in the control panel.

  GibsonSt19 11:42 04 Jun 2005

Can't see anything in Power Options that would affect the connection. Am I being dumb?

  selfbuild 12:08 04 Jun 2005

Ok.... right click My Computer > Properties > Hardware Tab > Device Manager > Network Adapters and select Wireless USB or whatever it is being listed as. Right click it > Properties and click on the Power Management Tab.....

  GibsonSt19 12:11 04 Jun 2005

There is no Power Management tab for it.

Just General, Advanced, Driver and Details.

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