Does Your Computer Lose Network Connectivity When Not In Use?

Are you tired of turning your computer off and on again, after you let it sit for a while, unused, just to restore network connectivity?

Check Power Management settings, in the Network Adapter Settings wizard, which is accessible from the Connection Properties wizard.

On the Power Management tab, look at "Allow the computer to turn this device off to save power". Is that checked? If so, uncheck it.

If the above solution doesn't work, or isn't applicable, diagnose the problem a bit. When this happens again, open a command window, and type two commands, one after the other:

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew

Observing whether or not this helps can be a useful step in diagnosing the problem.


carygeezer said...

My computers stop talking to the router after 10 to 20 hours.

schpop said...

Incredibly thorough (good!!)
Some actions unclear to a non-techie
If at all possible, include basic commands to do what is recommented.
Keep up the good work!!!!