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Wireless network everytime I close the notebook or it's in sleep mode and open it back I lose my wireless connection and can't connect unless I reboot. the operating system is windows xp home edition. how can I fix this so I don't have to reboot all the time?

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  • rafart1204 Jan 07, 2009

    even when I close my wireless connection before puuting pc to sleep, still when I open it won't connect unless I reboot.

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    thanks for your help, it didn't work, for some reason the connection is not there, it;s not finding the wireless network unless I reboot.

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Step1.Go to Start Settings Control Panel and double click on the System icon.Click on the Hardware Tab and select Device Manager.

Step 2.From the Device Manager window, Scroll down click on Network adapters, select and right click on the wireless adapter and select properties.

Step 3.From the adapter properties window select the Advanced Tab and under the “Property:” window scroll and select “Power Management.” From the Power Management tab uncheck the box that indicates, “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.” Then Click Ok

(Note: It is important to note these changes will not take effect until the wireless radio is reset by turning it off and then on again.)



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Hi,
When a laptop shutdown it closes all processes and drivers including the wireless driver in your case and then closes the power input which makes the computer shutdown.

And when a laptop goes to sleep is closes and saves all processes and then temporarily closes the power input to some parts of the computer.So that it can boot up again after you press the power button.

So i think its normal that your wireless connection closes when you go to sleep or shutdown your laptop.

But the part where your wireless connection can't connect.

You should update your wireless card driver and make sure that you close your wireless connection before putting the computer to sleep, mainly i don't think that this problem exist in all Acer Laptops i also have an Acer 7520 and have never experienced this problem myself but have heard of it.You shoud definiatly try closing down your wireless connection before putting the laptop to sleep

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Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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