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Windows 7: Hibernation or sleep loses Internet connectivity!

10 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro at home, 2 Windows XP Pro where I volunteer
Hibernation or sleep loses Internet connectivity!

Whatever modem/router I use (except my old 2Wire that died in Dec. 2010), I lose connectivity after I resume/wakeup. The tray icon says "connected", but my browser (Firefox) or my email client (Thunderbird) say "no"!

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10 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

System specs? Laptop/desktop? Router model/make?

More details please, help us help you =)
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10 Feb 2011   #3


Network Adapter properties / Configure / Power Management (Uncheck the boxes: Allow this computer to turn off this device)
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10 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 Pro at home, 2 Windows XP Pro where I volunteer

The problem was solved by a complete reinstall of Windows 7, including a quick reformat of the hard disk! Thanks for all your suggestions!
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