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Windows 7: windows 7 keeps disconnecting my hard wired internet connection

31 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
windows 7 keeps disconnecting my hard wired internet connection

I have all of my computers (4 of them) hard wired into the router. Then the other day my step-daughter needed to print something out from her computer that had a program on it that mine did not have and my computer is the only one with a printer (the kids 10 and she'll print out anything). So I created a home network so I could enable printer sharing and then the problems started.

Now the internet on my machine and my machine only keeps losing my internet connection only when I wake up this machine from sleep mode (I guess it is going into to sleep mode) It is fine when I first turn it on in the morning (because of this problem I can longer just keep it on all the time - I have to shut it down at night). Anyway, if I walk away from my machine for a period of time, when I come back and wake it up it loses the internet connection and then everything is slow. So I have to shut it down and then when I restart it - everything is fine!

I tried disconnecting from the home network to see if this would stop the problem - but it has not!

I am new to windows 7 and I only know a small bit about networking.
As I said all the machines are hard wired in and they all are protected by NOD32 anti virus. I have a Linksys E3000 router and I have the highest security setting on it WPA SPK something or WPA2.

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01 Feb 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit

Hi falstreau and Welcome to SF,

Try disabling the Power Saving Mode of the Network Adapter from Device Manager. From this guide, please hop on to Step 6 - To Disable or Enable the "Allow this device to wake the computer" Option for a Device.

See if that helps, if not please post back.
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