Does Your Computer Lose Network Connectivity When Not In Use?

Are you tired of turning your computer off and on again, after you let it sit for a while, unused, just to restore network connectivity?

Open the configuration wizard for the Ethernet card.

  • Settings.
  • Network Connections.
  • Right click on Local Area Connection, and choose Properties.
  • In the Local Area Connection Properties wizard, hit the Configure button for the Ethernet card.

On the Power Management tab, look at “Allow the computer to turn this device off to save power”. Is that checked? If so, uncheck it.

If the above solution doesn’t work, or isn’t applicable, diagnose the problem a bit. When this happens again, open a command window, and type two commands, one after the other:

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew

Observing whether or not this helps can be a useful step in diagnosing the problem.

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One Response to “Does Your Computer Lose Network Connectivity When Not In Use?”

  1. carygeezer Says:

    My computers stop talking to the router after 10 to 20 hours.

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