Lose of connection after five minutes

Lose of connection after five minutes

Post by BigJi » Tue, 20 Nov 2007 14:08:37


When I am connected to the net via cable and I do not use the connect for
five minutes I loose connect.
A window pops up and I click on reconnect and I am back on. Is there a
setting to fix this or am I
going to have to live with it. BTW I use Comcast.
 
 
 

Lose of connection after five minutes

Post by $Bil » Tue, 20 Nov 2007 14:34:18


More info to start:

Config ? Simple line drawing of your setup.

Type of cable modem ?

Do you have a router in between ? Type ?

OS ?

 
 
 

Lose of connection after five minutes

Post by BigJi » Tue, 20 Nov 2007 17:59:29


Motorola sb4200
d-link wireless router di 524 using wep and shared auth/
xp pro and vista and it does it with vista also.
vista is installed on a separate drive. I use a drive caddy
and change out the drives.
the funny thing is if I keep working the connection stays up. so I figure it
is in the router setup
somewhere but I can't find it.
 
 
 

Lose of connection after five minutes

Post by $Bil » Wed, 21 Nov 2007 10:06:36


The only thing that comes to mind would be power management turning the device
off due to non-use. Check here:

(XP Pro) CtrlPanel->NetworkConnections->(network that is connected)->
Properties->General->Configure->PowerManagement

and see if it's enabled and try disabling it.

If you have a firewall running, you could try bypassing the router for
a test to see if it makes a difference (I doubt it will, but it would
rule it in or out).
 
 
 

Lose of connection after five minutes

Post by BigJi » Wed, 21 Nov 2007 13:20:31

thanks I will give it a try but I think the problem is in the router. Since
it does it with both wireless and hard connect.
Maybe a new router will fix the problem.
 
 
 

Lose of connection after five minutes

Post by $Bil » Wed, 21 Nov 2007 20:11:01


Then bypass the router and see if it stays up. I don't know what settings
a Dlink has, so I can't help you there.
 
 
 

Lose of connection after five minutes

Post by studen » Thu, 22 Nov 2007 13:38:20

Also think it is the router. BUT when the connection is lost, just ujnplug
the power for the router, wait about 10-30 sec, then reconnect the
router power; this will let windows or whatever to continue with
just a temp loss of connection. This was something I had to do
with my netgear that kept "crashing" ever so often at unknown timeframes.

Bought a new router & haven't had a disconnect for over 1 week.

Have also switched from the opendns for dns as it seem to do a lookup
too often even when it was just access; it confused me a bit as to whether
the router crash or just opendns doing its thing.