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Computers connected wirelessly lose internet connectivity

My wireless laptop will lose internet connectivity after a period of no activity. Connectivity is restored by cycling power on the router. The same thing occasionally happens with the wired computer, but far less frequently. It's a real pain in the @$$ having to run down and reset the thing every time I want to connect. Any ideas?

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  • Ryan  Ruch
    Ryan Ruch May 11, 2010

    So do you just loose internet (can still connect to the router) or do you loose connection to the router as well?

  • Marc Eballa
    Marc Eballa May 11, 2010

    Sir, is your router always on?

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That can be a sign that the router is going out. Try updating the firmware and see if this helps. Sometimes it is on your providers end but they will always tell you to replace the router first.
You will also have to check your cabling as that will be one of the things they suggest you do.
I would go to Walmart and get another cheap Linksys router and setup it up and if it still does it call your provider. You can always take it back and get a refund or save it for when your router does go out.

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