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Connection lost when resuming from standby

Posted on 2004-09-01
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Hi,

I'm using Win XP Pro on my HP portable, with a PCMCIA NIC (w/latest driver) and a DSL modem.

Often, when I resume from standby mode, I've lost my connection and can't get it back. I've tried recycling the modem (turning it off for a while, then back on), and removing and reinserting the NIC. No luck.

When this happens, netstat shows local connections only. (If I run my browser, it's shown connecting only to 127.* addresses.) To reconnect, I must reboot Windows. This pretty well makes standby mode useless.

Have any idea what I can try? Thanks!
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Hi,

This is a very common problem with standby.  The reason for that is that a lot of times when you are put in "Standby" mode, the NIC card looses its settings and does not realize how to "wake up" from hybernation or standby mode.

You can try getting a better PCMCIA NIC card, hoping it would do a better job.  Or, simply, unplug the NIC card from the laptop, wait until the computer beeps and acknowledge the NIC is removed, THEN plug it back.  When this still does not work, try to go to DOS prompt and type "IPCONFIG /RELEASE" followed by a "IPCONFIG /RENEW" command.

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Windows might be turning your pcmcia card off when it goes into standby to save battery life. To disable this feature start by clicking on the "Start" button and then clicking "Control Pannel". Double click on PCMCIA or Carbus option. Click on either the "Power Management" or the "Advanced" tab. Next uncheck "Allow Windows to turn this device off to save power."

Heres another way. Click on the start menu and right click on "My Computer". Click on "Properties". Next, click on the "Hardware" tab. From there click "Device Manager". In the new window click on the plus next to "PCMCIA". Double click the "NIC" driver. Then click the "Power Management" tab and then uncheck "Allow windows to turn this device off to save power." Click "Ok". If it asks you to reboot do that.
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