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My network connection on my laptop keeps disconnecting.  Im am using Windows XP pro.  The icon that indicates that I have a connection gets an red x through it after a couple of minutes when I boot up or get it started.  I had removed a netgear wireless N adapter & software prior to the problem occuring.  All other laptops connect good.  I have tried using the network setup wizard but I still get the same problem.
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by:jtiernan2008
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Try the following;
1) Control Panel (classic view)
2) System - Hardware - Device Manager
3) Expand Network Connections
4) Right click the wireless driver
5) Uncheck "allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"
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by:RobSix8
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It did not work.  The steps taken were not the same.  I could not find where I could uncheck "allow the computer to turn off the device to save power"  I did find the network adapter and it was enabled.
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by:jtiernan2008
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Sorry updated below;

Try the following;
1) Control Panel (classic view)
2) System - Hardware - Device Manager
3) Expand Network Connections
4) Right click the wireless driver
5) Click the Power Management tab
6) Uncheck "allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"
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by:RobSix8
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there is no power management tab
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by:jtiernan2008
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strange it is on mine fine and I had the same problem before and this fixed it
Reinstall the driver from device manager and try again
Disable the startup icons using ipconfig to ensure there are no problems with third party software
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by:RobSix8
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I have this acer travelmate 5720
I purchased some restore disk from acer.
I don't know if i can get a driver from these cd's
do u think I should purchase Windows XP pro so i can get the driver?
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by:jtiernan2008
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What is the modal of the card? You should be able to download the driver from the internet somewhere.
eg. http://www.driverguide.com/ 
The model can be got from the device manager as shown above
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by:jtiernan2008
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Windows XP Pro will not have the driver. If you contact Acer or check their website... they should provide you the driver
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by:RobSix8
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It is a Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
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by:jtiernan2008
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Thats standard driver. Right click the driver - uninstall. Restart the computer
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If any problems, your drivers are available for download from the link below;
http://www.acerpanam.com/flex/acerdrivers/bin/drivers.html?CFID=1626996&CFTOKEN=33438570
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Thanks
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