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wifi will not work after standby or hibernate

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Roseport2000, Oct 2, 2008.

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  1. Roseport2000

    Roseport2000 Thread Starter

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    I don't understand why when I hibernate or standby, when I turn the computer back on, the computer says that it is connected and gives a speed but I can't get any thing to load. I have avg & Zone alarm free, I make sure the internet is not frozen by the zone alarm. If I "restart" then it connects immediately to the free wifi that we use here at our rv park. My hubby's computer never has a problem. I am a relative beginner and I don't understand this.
    TIA
    Rose

    Toshiba Satellite L25-S1192
    XP Home 5.1.2600 sp2 build 2600
    BIOS Toshiba V1.50. 9/23/2005
    Atheros AR5005G Wireless Network Adapter
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Classic issue with wireless connections and power down.

    First off, I'd open Device Manager, expand the Network adapters, and select the Advanced tab, and see if you can turn off any power saving features. Next, I'd upgrade to the latest drivers and BIOS for that machine. Finally, I'd upgrade to SP3 as well.
     
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