No internet after standby mode on laptop - restart needed.

Posted on 2007-10-21
Last Modified: 2013-11-17

I have a problem with my laptop.
When I start it, I have internet access.
But when I set it in stand by mode, or in sleep mode, and it stays there 15 - 30 minutes, or more, and when I run it again, my internet connection is lost.

I have to restart my laptop to make it work.

I don't use wireles connection.

It is only with my laptop, mu PC's work fine :)
I have win XP media center edition ...

what could it be?
Question by:alohadin
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    Please see if there are any power management settings in place for your Network Card.

    1. Double click network icon > Properties OR My Network Places > View Network Connections > (right click on connection icon) Properties

    2. In the window that opens up, your network card will be listed. Next to it's name > click properties

    3. click Power Management tab

    4. untick any selected items.
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    Author Comment

    Thank you for your quick answer
    I did what you said, and there was indeed a checkbox ...
    I removed it and wil wait now to see what happens.

    Please be patient, because it doesn't happen always.
    Sometimes I don't loose the connection, but in most cases I do.
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    Author Comment

    for now,  everything works fine.
    I will accept your answer in the hope it was the right one.

    Thank you

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