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Network connection drops after sleep

I have two macs G4 and G3 10.4.11 networked together through a router. We use the network for internet and printing which works great. Every now and then we need to transfer files back and forth so we connect to one another and that works well. The problem is if the computers go to sleep the connection is dropped and we have to reconnect. Now I have bought a network drive (Iomega) and it also works well but we are plagued with the same problem, when we wake the macs from sleep the drive icon is there but then goes away in a few seconds and we have to go through a re-mount software to get it back. I would like to use this drive for back ups but can't if it will not be there. I know I can get around this by not letting the macs sleep is there any other way?

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  • bill vandaele Dec 30, 2007

    I have a Iomega 250 Gig. Storcenter network hard drive with eithernet and USB2 connections. Serial # is KNAG 0306 PE

  • bill vandaele Dec 30, 2007

    There is no password protection set up for this drive. I have plugged it into different eithernet ports with no change. The drive works fine on either mac as long as I don't let the computers go to sleep. If I let one mac sleep and not the other only the one that sleeps loses it's connection.

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Hi,

Could you please tell me what is your exact Iomega drive model? Thanks.

Posted on Dec 30, 2007

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    Damen Wong Dec 30, 2007

    Thanks for the exact info. Unfortunately, the sleep function of the Macs has been known to cause problems with connected peripherals ((includes networking) when it wakes up. I will look more into it.

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Did you try with changing the port of iomega or try to see is three you applied any password for iomega access.

let me know.
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