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Losing internet connection on desk top after power failures but not on lap tops

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Gardenparty, Jan 29, 2011.

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  1. Gardenparty

    Gardenparty Thread Starter

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    I leave on one of my computers on all the time, an Acer desktop with Windows XP. I also have two laptops. I have Verizon DSL and a linksy wireless G router. When we have a power outage the Acer desk top loses it's internet connection. Trying to reconnect the connection takes hours. Even when we finally get it back we have no idea how we did it. The laptops which of course were off have no problem.

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    do you get power outages often , is the PC on a surge protector - its possible these outages may damage the desktop , if theres any surges
    do you need to leave the machine all the time ?
     
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    No, power outages happen maybe once every couple of months. The computer is on a surge protector. We eventually put in the routers key again.
     
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