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Windows 7: No internet after sleep


28 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
No internet after sleep

When I wake the computer from sleep, the internet connection doesn't work. The diagnostic keeps saying that my ethernet cable isn't plugged it. I have to restart the computer for the internet to work.

I'm using 64 bit Pro and a wired connection.


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28 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chaoz View Post
When I wake the computer from sleep, the internet connection doesn't work. The diagnostic keeps saying that my ethernet cable isn't plugged it. I have to restart the computer for the internet to work.

I'm using 64 bit Pro and a wired connection.
Im not sure of the root problem (at a guess that when your pc goes into sleep it disconnects for safety) but go into Network and Sharing Centre (bottom left of the taskbar/screen with the monitor and plug) and you should see diagnose and repair/troubleshoot on the left of the screen or on the bottom depending on the layout.

Click that and it should reset the network adapter.

At least that will save you re-booting,im sure someone else can fix it fully for you.


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28 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Got it fixed. It had to do with the power save settings that disabled the network adapter.
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28 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chaoz View Post
Got it fixed. It had to do with the power save settings that disabled the network adapter.
Good stuff
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31 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

The problem is still there. It seems the internet works if I awake from sleep the first time. If I put it to sleep and wake again, it won't work. I tried with both the save power to the network adapter enabled and disabled.
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31 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Ok ,try deleting your current set up and start from scratch.

Near the end of setting up the network there should be an option to connect automatically,tick it,this should mean it reconnects automatically from sleep.
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31 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

You mean uninstall the network adapter and let Windows reinstall it? I did that, but I don't see the connect automatically option. I really hope you don't mean to format the computer.
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31 Oct 2009   #8

 

Adjust the network adapters power saving settings by right clicking it in Device Manager - the chances are that it may be set to 'allow Windows to switch off this device to save power...'
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31 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
Adjust the network adapters power saving settings by right clicking it in Device Manager - the chances are that it may be set to 'allow Windows to switch off this device to save power...'
Tried it; doesn't work.
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31 Oct 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chaoz View Post
You mean uninstall the network adapter and let Windows reinstall it? I did that, but I don't see the connect automatically option. I really hope you don't mean to format the computer.
No no no ,the connection you set up between your pc>Router>internet
delete it, make a brand new connection and see if the option pops up.
gather all relvent data prior to deletion,i.e ISP info etc
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