Using Windows 10; With a Wifi Router and an ethernet cable that connects to a desktop system.
For the past 2 weeks after the computer has gone to sleep for a period of time; I am having to reboot the computer to connect to the internet. (This has never happened before in the past). When I lose the connection I have tried using the Windows troubleshooter to try and solve this but every time it says it is unable to reset the ethernet network card ip address. I have done the following steps to try and solve this:
1. Replaced and installed a new wifi router since the one that I had was about 8 years old. It has greatly helped the connection speed and wifi range.
2. I have made sure that the ethernet network card has the latest driver software.
3. I have tried to make sure that the network card has power to it when the computer goes to sleep by unchecking the box under the power management settings for the network card.
Also sometimes this same problem may occur to the laptop computer which is connected to the internet by wifi; instead of by ethernet cable. I am trying to mainly solve the problem to the desktop system which is used most often. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.