Wireless Network / NIC looses connection to the Internet

By bman2005
Jul 1, 2006
  1. Alright - network gurus. This should be an easy one.

    I have a home network set up - 2 computers.
    I am running XP pro on both machines.
    Computer 1 - Wiresless NIC (D-Link DWL-G510)
    Computer 2 - Hardwired

    Router - WRT54G

    Have no problems 90% of the time. I can see both computeres. I can see the internet...


    If the computer with the D-Link Wireless NIC (computer 1) sits idle for a couple of hours, the connection is down. The taskbar icon tray says that I am connected to the wireless network. However, I can not connet to the internet. Computer 2 (hardwired to the router) still connects.

    So, the question is - is the wireless PCI card timing out... is the wireless router giving up ?

    Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!



    Alright, I lie...... both computers will loose connection to the network....

    I give up... this going through the window.
  2. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,094

    Take it easy it isn't that bad !
    Most routers have a setup page and there you should see something that refers to "keep alive" or something similar .
    Just make sure it is Checked.
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