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Windows 7: Computer disconnects from internet upon waking from sleeping

12 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Premium 64
Computer disconnects from internet upon waking from sleeping


When my desktop computer wakes from sleeping it takes approx. 20-30 seconds to connect to the internet. From what I remember, several things happened just a little bit prior to my noticing that this was occuring- 1. I installed Skype (I remember installing Skype on one of my computers before and it kept the computer from sleeping, I don't remember if I was able to fix it or had to do a system restore, so Skype has been a problem in the past although not this specific problem), 2. I ran Combofix for a virus infection, and 3. I got a new modem from the phone company after the old one quit working.

I'm really not sure what the problem is, ie if it is one of the things above or something else completely, as I uninstalled Skype and the problem persisted (was not able to do a system restore to before Skype being installed due to Combofix deleting my system restore points) and my laptop is connected to the same router that is hooked up to the new modem that my desktop is and my laptop is connected to the internet immediately after waking from sleeping so I'm not sure how it could be a problem with the new modem if my laptop connects but the desktop doesn't. I've tried doing various fixes and tweaks from googling around but haven't been successful in finding anything. Anyone got any ideas?

Thanks a bunch for any help.
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13 Feb 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

Hi jdub, try these steps

Step 1 : Click on the Start button. Right-click on "Computer"
Step 2 : Select "Manage." Hit "Continue" if you are using Vista or Windows 7. This will open a new window titled "Computer Management."
Step 3 : Click on "Device Manager" located on the left panel of the "Computer Management" window.
Step 4 : Click on the little "+" next to "Network adapters" to expand it.
Step 5 : Right-click on your wireless network adapter and select "Properties."
Step 6 : Click on the "Power Management" tab.
Step 7 : Clear the check mark next to "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power." This will maintain a steady Internet connection even when your computer is in its sleep mode.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7 Premium 64

Hi, thanks a bunch for the reply. My router is wired but I followed the steps and the box was already cleared.
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