Question about HP Pavilion IQ506 22" TouchSmart PC PC Notebook
I have a D-Link wireless router that I've been using for years. My new HP IQ506 and new HP C4599 wireless printer work fine until I put the PC to sleep. When I awaken the computer I loose internet connectivity. Connectivity can be reestablished by restarting the machine but this awkward. Hp had me go into the device manaager, Network adapters, 802.11 wireless lan card, power management tab. The first technician had me disallow letting the computer shut down the device to save power. This did nothing. The second technician had me enable the computer to turn off device. This made no sense and sure enough, the computer shut down the card even if it was already up. I 've reset it back to disallow the computer to turn off the card but I'm right back to where I started. Is there a way to reactivate the card after sleep mode shuts it down without restarting the computer. HP support tells me this isn't but given the conflicting advice I've gotten from them I'm not at all sure. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Posted on Feb 17, 2009
Well, my solution has worked six consecutive times so MAYBE, JUST MAYBE, this is the final fix. At any rate I went into the Device manager, network adaptor card, 802.11 wireless card and then the advanced tab. Here I found the the Carrier Detect disabled so I enabled it. I also went to the power saving mode on the same property list and set the value to CAM (Constantly Awake). As mentioned, I have put the machine to sleep six times since the change and all six time it reawakens with the network card enabled. You have to wait a about a minute once the system is back up for it to connect to the internet but it does so flawlessly. By the way, before I went to the Adavanced tab I hit the tab called General and it told me "The device is working properly". I'm not sure what this mean when in fact it could not see the network. I just ignored it.
I don't know if my making these setting changes will affect anything else but if you know that they will please notify me. So far, so good.
PS: HP support didn't seem to know anything about this. Neither the PC people or the printer people seemed to know about network issues. I like the machine quite a bit but the support left me cold.
Posted on Dec 26, 2008
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Change Your Wireless Channel
If you're using a Linksys router, you'll need to browse to the address of your router, which is probably set to http://192.168.1.1 but could be assigned to another address. You can run a quick ipconfig command at the command prompt to check:
In my case the address is different (because I changed it, of course), but what you're looking for is the Default Gateway for your Wireless connection, and then go to http:// in your browser. Enter in the password that you hopefully remember, and head to the Wireless -> Basic Wireless Settings tab.
My router has two separate bands, but your router might just have a single band here. In my case, what I've done is set the 2.4 GHz band to only be used for Wireless-G, and the 5GHz one to Wireless-N only. Since I'm not having any problems with the Wireless-N settings, I've left those on auto.
Where I am having a problem, however, is my Wireless-G devices-so what I've done is chosen channel 9, since it's the only channel that's not being used by any of my neighbors, who are using mostly channels 1 and 6, though a few are using 11 as well.
Channels 1, 6, and 11 are the most common channels to choose, and most routers will use one of them as the default channel-but the general idea is to be as far away from everybody else as you can.
Note: I've also configured my router for 20 MHz only on the 2.4 GHz Wireless-G band, just because that was the only way it would let me choose the standard channel manually.
If you are using a different router, the IP address will generally be the same, but you'll have to figure out how to change the Wireless channel without any screenshot tours. It's usually fairly easy, though, once you know what you're looking for.
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