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Windows 7: Issue losing connectivity when computer sleeps

12 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
Issue losing connectivity when computer sleeps


I recently installed Windows 7 (32-bit). I love everything about it except one major thing that seems to be a common problem, from the research I've done.

Whenever the computer sleeps or goes in to standby mode, about 80% of the time when I come out of it, it loses the network connection. I will get one of two messages: "Local area connection doesn't have a valid IP address" or "Local area conncetion doesn't have a valid IP configuration." (It's usually the first message).

I've Googled this several times and I've tried the fixes. I've tried searching for Bonjour (according to my Services list, it's disabled). I've tried setting the IPv6 off in the TCP/IP settings. I've tried changing the Wireless Adapter Setting's Power Save Mode to Maximum Performance. None of this has prevented this issue from happening.

It's entirely possible I did not do one of those things right, but I believe I did. Any further ideas would be much appreciated - thanks!

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12 Oct 2011   #2
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition

Sorry to hear of your problems and welcome to the forum!

Many users with many many issues tied to standby or sleep mode. Just turn off sleep mode... or, if you havent already done so download and install the latest bios revision for your mobo, chipset, and nic.
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12 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit

Thanks Darryl! I guess that's just what I'll have to do for now.
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13 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit

Looks like I may have spoken too soon. This morning when I turned my computer on I ran into the same issue, only this time it was the "invalid IP configuration" message. It took me 20 minutes and a restart to finally get online.

I would welcome suggestions. Thanks!
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