Losing TCP/IP when idle for a while

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Alex Ethridge

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Computer's power options in Windows are all set to "Always On". I've turned off power management for everything in Windows. I have set the computer to NOT turn off the network card to save power. I have set power management to "Disabled" in the BIOS.

There are several computers on this router (cable internet) and only this one will lose the TCP/IP functionality after being idle for a while (an hour, more or less).

The local area network is fully functional through IPX so I know the network card is working for IPX.

If I do IPCONFIG /RELEASE and then IPCONFIG /RENEW from the command line, I get TCP/IP back without rebooting.

I want this computer to have TCP/IP connectivity without this loss after idle.

Any suggestions?
 
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Why use IPX? Just go with TCP/IP.

Other things that come to mind; have you updated the nic drivers and or tried a different nic?

Also give trying a different network cable a try.
 

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Hmmm . . . I can't understand the logic of switching everything to TCP/IP when TCP/IP is the only protocol giving me trouble.

I mention IPX only to show the network card and media are working.

I want to be sure there are no viable solutions for this card, first.

Drivers are updated.
 
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Reason I asked about IPX is did the system begin the problems prior to the IPX install or after........... from you last post I can now assume the problem existed before IPX was installed.
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Try the Winsock Fix to repair any corrupted tcp/ip stack registry entries
 

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Thanks.

I'll try WinsockFix. If that doesn't fix it, I may try another network card.
 
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