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Internet keeps disconnecting- how to stop it?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by nektia001, Feb 23, 2007.

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  1. nektia001

    nektia001 Thread Starter

    Feb 23, 2007
    Recently got the new Win Vista Home Premium...and i've managed to successfully set up an internet connection.

    I have two problems, really.

    My first problem is that when i'm browsing the internet at regular intervals the internet will prompt me to re-enter my ISP details and connect again. I click cancel and then Internet Explorer goes to [Working Offline] mode. But when i click 'refresh' it asks ' you're currently working offline Connect/Cancel". I obviously click connect, but instead of re-asking for ISP details, it simply refreshes and connects. Understandably this is very irritating as it happens all the time, over regular intervals. How do i stop this? It's so tedious.

    My second problem is that, if i'm signed into Skype or Windows Live Msnger, and walk away from the computer...obviously i would like to stay connected incase a friend pops online and wishes to talk to me. I do not wish to sit by the computer 24/7. But my computer goes into a powersaving mode (no screen saver); and automatically stops an internet connection; hence being signed out of skype and WLM. When i wake my computer up, it automatically goes onto the screen where you select your user account. Previously on XP it didn't do that; it resumed the session of who ever the last user was; is this the cause? But anyway, more importantly how do i fix it so that i'm always connected to the internet if my pc is on? (so that skype and msnger remain signed in even if i am not by the pc).

    Any help would be much appreciated!
  2. rainforest123


    Dec 28, 2004
    What type of internet connection do you have; dial up, DSL, cable, satellite?

    Have you discussed the situation with your ISP?

    Power saving problem might be related to your computer turning off the HDD after x minutes.

    RIGHT click a blank spot on the desktop;
    Left click "personalize";
    Left click "screen saver";
    Left click "change power . ."
    Left click "change plan settings" of item which is selected.
    Left click "change advanced power settings"
    In the box, look for hard disk.
    Left click the "+" to the left;
    Left click the "+" to the left of "turn hard disk off after"
    Click on the setting [ probably in blue ]. Scroll up or down.
    Set it to never.
    Left click "ok" until you are back at the desktop.
    Save your work.
    Restart your computer.

    Personally, I disable "sleep", "standby", "hibernation" and all similar modes. I want to make the decisions.

    Please report your results.

    see figure 7.7

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