lost connection?

  Dorkins 22:13 01 Jan 2008

I have an always on broadband account but if the computer is left idle for a while i can't get online unless i restart the computer. I am running Windows XP.

  skidzy 23:07 01 Jan 2008

Check in device manager for your modem;

right click and select properties / power mangement / untick the box

Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.

And ok.

This may take a reboot to take effect.

If no joy post back

  STREETWORK 06:24 02 Jan 2008

I agree with skidzy and check your power settings with control panel to see if anything is on power saving mode that could cause the problem...

  Dorkins 09:21 02 Jan 2008

Think i better tell you that i use a Netgear DG834G Modem/Router to access the Internet.

Have checked in Device Manager and the only box that was ticked was: Allow this device to bring the computer out of standby?

Have also did as Streetwork suggested and checked the power saving options. Couldn't find anything there on power saving mode?

  ambra4 10:09 02 Jan 2008

Click “Start”, “Settings” Network Connection

Double-click on the “Network Connection

Left-click on the “Local Area Connection” your network Lan card

Click “Properties” from the drop-down menu.

Tick the box “Show Icon in Notification Area When Connected, at the bottom of display

An Icon will appear in the task bar when you have finish the set up

Right Click on the icon that look like two displays in the task bar

Click "Status"

At the top of display the type of Lan card in your computer will be displayed

Click Configure-Click-Advanced Tab

Click-Power Management Tab

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

Click OK

You now need to set up the Network Connection Setting

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

Select Connect to the Internet click Next-

Select Set Up My Connection Manually-next-

Select Connect using a broadband connection that is always on click next


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