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Wireless Card loses connection

I have a NETGEAR wireless card. Yesterday I formatted my PC and reinstalled everything. The strange thing with the wireless network card is that if there is no network activity for some time, it seems to be losing connection. The connection is re-established if I do something (e.g. download emails).

The same thing happens when I boot. So if I open an IE window, I get an error, but when it connects to the wireless router, it works fine.....

My other PCs in the network work fine, only this loses & re-establishes connection when asked. How do I change this option (if this is an option...)!
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grakemCommented:
Netgear cards will not autodisconnect. Its more likely that there is some interference or the signal QUALITY is low.

Try moving closer to the router to see if you continue to experience this problem.
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poutsesAuthor Commented:
It might be a LINKSYS network card. I do not have the PC in front of me right now. In general, where should I search from autodisconnect?

before the format, this same card worked fine with no disconnects... and that's why I am thinking of this feature.
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pseudocyberCommented:
The feature might have been disabled in the past, and after the reformat came up in default mode.

It's probably doing a power saving operation - no network traffic, turn off the wireless card - this cuts down on power use.  

Look at the power saving properties on the machine as well as whatever wireless management utility you're using - look for something which turns off the card when it's not active.
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poutsesAuthor Commented:
The problem is that when the PC is first rebooted, it still hasn't got any network capabilities.

I even tried these suggestions but did not work:

http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/thread-215154.php

If I go to my network card and Configure, it has not Power Management Tab, in order to disable the "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"
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pseudocyberCommented:
Are the other PC's and this one the same?  Same machine, boards, NIC, drivers, OS, patches, etc?
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grakemCommented:
It sounds like a dodgy card.... or really bad signal quality.  
Is the card built into your computer?
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poutsesAuthor Commented:
Yes, all of them. I also tried to regedit and change the value of parameters in the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\lanmanserver\parameters

autodisconnect = ffffffff (hex)

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