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Internet connections I can connect to the Internet fine wireless, but as soon as the battery gets low and I plug in the power line, I lose Internet service immediately. No power cord, fine....plug in power cord, Internet lost.

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  • JimatRainbow Jan 15, 2008

    Thanks for trying to help. I don't see an antenna anywhere on my pc, nor do I find one in the control panel. Where in the control panel would I find the antenna connection?

  • wsholds Sep 08, 2008

    My daughter's problem is the opposite...Our wireless internet works fine on her laptop so long as the laptop is plugged in. As soon as we unplug the laptop, we lose the wireless internet connection and cannot reconnect unless we plug the laptop back in...

    I hope this is something we can resolve on our own. She just started school last week and this happened. I didn't want to have to send it out if possible.

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OMG! Thanks! It worked! It was the little switch on the left of the PC. I feel like such a jerk! Thanks again for all your help. :)

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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Hello I am sorry you r having this problem, I need to know a little bit more info, Now when you plug in your computer to power cord you loose everything with you internet connection. Do you see the active monitor in the lower right hand side, it would look like a monitor blinking or it may not be blinking. Have you also tried to activate the antenna after you plug in your power cord. There should be a button with an antenna on it the upper part of the pc, You may also go into your control panel and turn it on there, It sounds like its set to shut down the wireless connection when plugged in, its just to opposite as what it should be, usually its when you unplug your computer that the internet connection is lost for power saving reasons, you can also right click the connection monitor in the lower right and properties and repair after the power is plugged in of course give that a try and see if that works for you, I hope it help you out with your problems

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

  • bear001 Jan 15, 2008

    Ok does you laptop have the camera and jacks on front, If so on the left of the input jacks on the front of the notebook, You see two sliders switches, The switch located nearest the input jacks I not sure but I think you should see Yellow and green on each side, That switch is the one you want to use just click it after you plug in, If your 5100 still is not working, Like I said before I need more info what OS you have Is It Vista H,P XP H,P Amd 2.2 core 2, more important is the Operating System, If you need more help I can Help you sometimes its just difficult doing by leaving messages for one, I don't mind I love to help people as much as I can and Most of the time it just takes time doing it in this matter, I wish folks wouldn't leave feedback until we are done that lowers my rating on Fix ya, Like I said communication is the key not every computer is the same along with people, LOL I sure hope we can get you up and running
    Try the slide switch and if not working just write back with the info and I will help you if ya haven't fixed it yet :)

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