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Solved: Cannot find wireless networks without rebooting

Discussion in 'Networking' started by vahrion, Sep 24, 2009.

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  1. vahrion

    vahrion Thread Starter

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    I'm having a bit of trouble with my laptop's wireless internet connection.

    When i'm online, everything is hunky dory. However, when I leave the laptop for a while, (I don't even need to close the laptop) it goes to sleep. A few hours later, i'll come back and press the power button to bring it out of its slumber. After logging back into the user account, the laptop is no longer able to find any of the networks it normally detects - as if I had turned off the wireless detection.

    Currently, I need to reboot the computer every time for it to detect networks, and then I need to reset the connection by pressing the button behind the Seimens router/modem.

    Can someone help me?
    -V
     
  2. Nemo2000

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    Are you running on mains power or battery? If the latter, then you may find that the laptop's power management utility has been configured to shut off the WiFi adaptor after a certain amount of time in order to conserve battery power.
     
  3. TerryNet

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    Make sure you have the latest driver for your wireless adapter. If it is an integrated adapter the driver should be from your PC manufacturer's web site. Otherwise there's probably not much you can do other than trying another adapter. Or never let the PC go into Sleep or Hibernation.

    When I run into this issue my workaround is to disconnect (using the wireless switch for an integrated adapter) before Sleep/Standby/Hibernation.
     
  4. vahrion

    vahrion Thread Starter

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    Solved. Flipping off the wireless switch before putting the laptop to sleep works.

    Thanks TerryNet
     
  5. TerryNet

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    You're welcome. :) Remembering to switch it off is a little bother, but sure beats a reboot!
     
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