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Windows 7: help needed

04 Apr 2013   #1
david h j

windows 7 home edition 64bit
help needed

Hi All,
Computer idiot here needs help, silver surfer has bought a smart phone and wants to use it to browse the web etc by using my wireless modem, this works ok but then stops when my pc shuts down of its own accord.
I do not put pc into sleep mode when its doing this but it must be on some sort of internal timer, can anybody please help.
Regards David J.

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04 Apr 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16

go into control panel/power options and change your sleep settings. ( scratch that )

But, your pc going to sleep, should have no affect on the phone surfing the web. In fact your pc doesn`t even have to be on.
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04 Apr 2013   #3

windows 7 home permium 64 bits

I got a xbox , wii, psvida, 2 laptops , 3 phones, roku3 ,all hooked up to wifi .with my main comp on or off it still works
is it a laptop with a usb wifi ?
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06 Apr 2013   #4

windows 7 home premium 64 bit

If its a laptop your having this problem with you may wanna check and be sure that its not setup to allow connections to the internet through the laptop instead of the wireless router
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06 Apr 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

This might answer your question:
-If you want the computer to stay on go and click on the right hand power icon on the bottom left and click more power options.
-Then click change plan settings.
-Then set all of the ones you want to not happen to "never" then click save changes.

Hope this helps!
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06 Apr 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)

It sounds to me like the smart phone is getting internet access through your PC and not through the modem. The modem is always on, and if internet connection is through the modem, it will not matter if your computer is on or not.
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06 Apr 2013   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Or are you shutting down the modem when you shut down the computer.
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