Sleep mode loses wireless connections RRS feed

  • Question


    Really struggling for this one to get an answer on this one


    I have a DELL 700 XPS running Vista - I have updates to all the latest service back through automatic updates in Windows.


    When my computer resumes from sleep mode I lose the connection to my wireless router, the only way to restore this is to reboot or to physically disconnect and reconnect  the USB wireless adaptor.  The adaptor is a Belkin N1 (F5D8051).


    Any suggestions ?





    Thursday, November 6, 2008 10:22 AM


  • Hi


    Check the following.


    Make sure you have the latest drivers for the installed Network Adapter.

    Check for any Firmware updates for the Router.


    Open Control Panel/Device Manager.

    Right click the installed Network Adapter and select Properties.

    Click the Power Management Tab. Remove the check marks from all of the options there.


    Next, open Power Options.

    Select the 'Change plan settings'  under your Preferred Plan.

    Select 'Change advanced power settings'.

    Expand the 'Wireless Adapter settings'.

    Expand 'Power saving mode'

    Click the drop down menu and select the 'Maximum Performance' option.


    Reboot the computer.


    Let us know the results.


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    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience

    Thursday, November 6, 2008 11:33 PM