Question about Toshiba Satellite A105-S4004 Notebook
We have a home network, with a desktop and two laptops. One laptop keeps losing the internet connection. Sometimes the connection goes away and a few minutes later, it connects itself back and then sometimes if I repair connection, it will connect again. Sometimes the connection lasts for only a few minutes and sometimes maybe 20 minutes. The other laptop doesn't have this problem. I have tried rebooting the router and it still does the same thing. This happens on the laptop whether it is plugged in or running on battery. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
Recommendation: If you can switch from the 3rd party wireless utility to the Windows utility. There should be a check box under the properties that says, "Let Windows manage my connection." Also turn off any power management that stops your drives, suspends the machine, etc. When doing WEP, use the actual key, not your password. i.e. the one that looks like "aaff996753bc" not "rosebud".
Reason: Windows wireless starts before you even log in and loads as a service, it runs whether your logged in or not, sleep mode, etc. 3rd party utilities...especially my personal bane of all wireless devices "Netgear" load as applications. That means they don't initialize until after log in and they can be suspended completely or prioritized by power management and resource management utilities when the machine is idle. As for the key thing... WEP translation with Linksys especially can be a little funny with some wireless so I use the key itself which always works.
Posted on Jul 24, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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