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While connected on the internet (wireless) if we leave the computer idle for few minutes without touching anything it disconnects, and takes some time before we can reconnect again. The screen saver is not set. What could cause the linksys USB to disconnect when not in use? I have to unplug and replug the USB to get it working again.

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It could be a time-out setting that is on the router or a setting inside the computer. It could also be malware that has gotten in and affected certain settings that mess with the internet. Have you noticed any weird things going on with the computer lately?

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However, the signal may not always be picked up by your wireless receiver; if that is the case, you will need to check your wireless-network settings and reconfigure the network connections manually.

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If it does effect the other machine, it's likely your router.
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If the issue is only isolated to your machine, while you're wireless...it's likely your card.

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1.Attach the antennas to the Linksys wireless router.

2.Place the router in a central location, making sure it's not surrounded by metal. (A signal can't be obtained through metal.) The router should be located so that the distance between clients (computers) is somewhat equal. This will create a better connection.

3.Plug the Ethernet cable into the "Internet" port on the back of the Linksys router.

4.Connect a computer to the router by plugging another Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port on your computer and attaching the other end to one of the available ports on the back of the router. You can choose any port except the one labeled "WAN."

5.Plug the router into an electrical outlet.

6.Wait for the power light to stop flashing, at which time the router is finished booting up. While the router is booting, the power light will be blinking. This process may take a few minutes to complete.

7.Reboot your computer so it can access a new IP address from the router through the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).

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1.Open your web browser, type " http://192.168.1.1/ " into the address bar and hit "Enter."

2.Use "Admin" as the username in the pop-up box and leave the password blank.

3.Connect to the Internet and click on "Internet Setup."

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5.Set a service set identifier (SSID) to identify the router and change the password.

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