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help with my wireless connection

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#1 littleprincess


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Posted 16 March 2009 - 01:04 PM

I have a linksys wireless g router and embarq modem. My desktop wireless computer will go off the interenet if the computer is idle for about 15 mins. Then I have to restart my computer to get back on the internet. What can I do to make this stop happening? Also, does anyone know how I can make my wireless connection secured?

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 02:12 PM

Linksys user manual will show how to secure using WPA key for instance, which also needs to be entered in Windows on the network setup screen.
Help screens should tell how to set this up. Or read the user manual - try to find the one you need here (or maybe they have it on CD that came with the router)

As far as dropping the connection - one thing is to tell the router to keep alive always which means don't drop the connection with ISP if computer is idle. Also don't allow Windows power features to shutdown your NIC. How? Computer user guide might tell you.

Additionally, if you use a firewall, you should permit DNS servers and DHCP server to be permitted entries rather than blocked or untrusted. The rebooting you have to do simply forces Windows to start the connection with the DHCP server, but Windows can only do it once, when it boots. Then it's up to you to maintain the connection.

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