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Atheros Wireless Conenction Issue

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Cheno1115, Apr 23, 2010.

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  1. Cheno1115

    Cheno1115 Thread Starter

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    I am having a problem with my Wireless Internet Adapter.

    It is an Atheros AR5B91 Adapter. I will connect to my router sucessfully, and if I am NOT downloading anything, or just browsing the web, It will go to "Limited Connectivity" after about 3 or 4 hours. And I am not able to go on the internet at that time until I turn off then turn on the Wireless switch.

    It will automatically reconnect to my network and be good for another few hours. If I am downloading something (As of right now, Im downloading Office 2010 trial from Microsoft) It will download then go to limited connectivity in about 45 minutes - 1 hour.

    I am running Windows 7 32-bit. The driver is up to date.

    I would usually be able to solve this issue on my own, as i am not stupid when it comes to computers, but this one stumps me.

    Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

    -Cheno1115
     
  2. Saga Lout

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    I wonder if Windows is turning off the power to your wireless adapter to save the planet.
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Look in Device Manager for the wireless network adapter's properties. Make sure all the power saving options are turned off.
     
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