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AdamChicago

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Losing connection on stand-by
« on: November 24, 2006, 02:15:44 PM »
I recently installed NetGear RangeMax. Everything works with only one flaw. ONLY SOMETIME when putting the PC in stand by mode I will lose the Internet connection when waking it up. The standby can be just a few hours or as long as overnight, and like I said sometimes it loses it and sometimes it does not. I used to restart the PC to reconnect but I learned today that I can get the connection by turning off and on both the modem and router. But why are they losing the IP address when only the PC is shut down? Any suggestions.  [smiley=dankk2.gif]

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Re: Losing connection on stand-by
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2006, 02:40:56 PM »
DHCP error, I'll bet.  Try assigning a static IP address, gateway and DNS to your computer.
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Re: Losing connection on stand-by
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2006, 02:43:00 PM »
How do I do that? [smiley=embarassed.gif]

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Re: Losing connection on stand-by
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2006, 04:03:00 PM »
Click on the "networks" word in his sig...
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    Re: Losing connection on stand-by
    « Reply #4 on: November 27, 2006, 05:21:49 PM »
    I have found this a problem too. I was ableto figure out that is you reset the router you can reconet without restarting your computer. I keep mine un-incripted but I use the mac address list, because I have found that changing the setting even the name causes problem in certain situations. If that all doesn't work change the wierless chanel to either 11; 9; 6

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    Re: Losing connection on stand-by
    « Reply #5 on: November 28, 2006, 02:22:30 PM »
    Nightmare.  Never use unencrypted wireless communications.  Yes, a MAC filter prevents anyone from connecting to the internet through your router, but it doesn't prevent anyone from listening to your unencrypted network traffic, and pulling out of that whatever you send in plain text.  Very bad idea.  You should either use encrypted wireless or hard cables.

    Do not compromise in this area; wireless sniffing is a growth industry and thieves want your unencrypted personal data.
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