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why does my wireless network keep going down?

by koolman51 / August 26, 2006 7:44 PM PDT

well whenever i dont use my internet browser for like 15 mins and when i try to go back on it like says that cannot connect and i press the retry button and it still doesnt work!!!i need help here,plz help me on this one

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and another thing
by koolman51 / August 26, 2006 7:47 PM PDT

i need to restart my computer to reuses the internet and i try the repair my wireless network thing and that doesnt work either.this has happened to me like 5 times here is it my router or what?

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Tell us the make, model and firmware version of the router.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 27, 2006 12:54 AM PDT

Is the router firmware up to date?


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check router setup settings
by t_town03 / August 27, 2006 1:11 AM PDT

This used to happen to me, my ISP would disconnect me after being idle for a certain period of time when using a PPPoE connection. In my Linksys router, there are two options, "connect on demand" and "keep alive". Connect on demand will automatically reconnect to my ISP when I try to use my browser, while I can keep my connection alive by setting a keep alive time it will periodically redial your ISP to avoid disconnection due to some ISP specified idle limit. There is also free software you can download to keep your connection from being dropped due to your connection being idle.

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so what do i do?
by koolman51 / August 27, 2006 5:15 AM PDT

do i go to my isp and the option for the always on or something is right there?

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which one do i choose?
by koolman51 / August 27, 2006 5:20 AM PDT
In reply to: so what do i do?

do i choose connect on demand?orthe other option?

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Quick answer
by thecomputerguysa / August 30, 2006 5:32 AM PDT

Use the keep alive setting. This will "Phone Home" at regular intervals. This is the easiest and fastest solution.

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