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Internet connection I recently set up a wireless connection to a 2nd desktop in my home using a Netgear Rangemax Next Wireless N router.  Everything worked well for a few days an then I started losing the net connection.  I was able to regain the connection by turning off power to the system at the surge protector for a few seconds.  The connection is maintained all day and the following morning I find that it has been lost and I repeat power off , power on to restart the connection. This has happened several mornings in a row after there has been no problem during the day before. No one has touched the system between the time there has been a connection and the time it is lost.

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  • lbpaul Dec 18, 2007

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  • Snay Mar 26, 2009

    I am having the same issues. I have checked the Power Management on both laptops that I have and it has nothing to do with it.

    You can check out the manual online at the link below..

    http://documentation.netgear.com/wnr854t...


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The problem may lie with your WiFi adapter on the 2nd computer.. these days NICs (adapters) have a Power Off capability and they will go to 'sleep' to save power.. you can try to resolve this through the Device Manager > Network Adapters > and the Properties of your WiFi adapter.. look for a tab on the Properties named Power Management..

Otherwise, it this is occuring on the WiFi Access Point, look for something in the interface to maintain Persistent Connections.. Since I do not use Netgear, I would have to find the manual to be sure.. but lets try the first option before we go on..

Posted on Dec 18, 2007

  • William Pecht
    William Pecht Dec 18, 2007

    You are very welcome! Glad to be of some small help here. Wishing you the best for the New Year!

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