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Old March 26, 2012, 03:49 PM
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Exclamation Wireless connection drops when XP goes idle

My wireless connection (via USB antenna) goes dormant or disconnects when either the XP system sits ideal for a short period of time or the screen saver kicks in. I have to log out and log back in for the wireless adapter to reconnect to my wireless router. My notebook does not have this issue so i know it is not my router. (it also happens when Iím hardwired into my router)

I have looked at my power settings, my network settings and my adapter settings and there does not seem to be any options that would fix this error.

Basically I want to be able to have my computer connected to the internet 24/7 with out having to reboot the XP OS evertime is takes a nap :(

Any thoughts or suggestions?
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Old March 26, 2012, 05:16 PM
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I am going to take a guess and say that this is a power saving thing maybe? when the pc sits for a while it goes into sleep or hibernate or which ever mode and when this happens the Internet disconnects, maybe look at the power saying settings .
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Old March 26, 2012, 05:27 PM
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Go into Device Manager and find the wireless adapter and then right click on it. Check the power saving in there.
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