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volcar

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Hi Folks,
For sometime now I have been experiencing a very annoying problem with WindowsXP the nature of which is as follows.
Whenever my system sits idle for an extended period (one hour or more) I am unable to browse/surf the Web in order to be able to browse I have to either log off or restart my system. I find this very annoying and consequently I am using this medium to ascertain whether anyone can advise me on how to proceed in order to eliminate this problem. All suggestions/advice will be greatly appreciated.
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Are you using a boardband or a dial-up connection?
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Hi volcar, what are your Power settings in the Screen Saver tab of Display Properties? Do you have Hibernate enabled and if so, what is the time set to before it kicks in?
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Hi folks thaks for the response it's greatly appreciated. To answer Listerofsmeg question I am using broadband and Ztruker my Screen Saver tab of Display Properties are set as follows:
1)Turn off monitor - Never
2) Turn off hard disk - Never and
3) System stand by - Never
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What about Hibernate? Click on the Hibernate tab in thenPower Setting window to see. If it's enabled, uncheck it.
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volcar

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Hibernate is not enabled and unchecked
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Ztruker

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Hmmm, what happens if you disable then enable your Local Area Connection in Network Connections?

Also, when the problem appears do the following:
  • Open a Command Prompt (Start / Run type cmd and press Enter)
  • Enter ipconfig /all
  • Copy and paste the response into a reply here
To copy data from a command prompt window, do the following:
  • Right click on the top window border (usually blue) and select Edit then Mark.
  • Use the left mouse button to highlight the text you want to copy, then click the right mouse button.

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volcar

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© Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : volcar-qr7t3wjy
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Linksys EG1032 v3 Instant Gigabit De
sktop Network Adapter Driver

Edited by volcar, 28 March 2008 - 07:35 PM.

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Do you have a router or are you connected directly to the broadband modem?

You are not using DHCP, but a fixed IP address so having the DHCP lease expire can not be a cause. Any chance your ISP does this after 1 hour of inactivity? It's not unheard of.
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volcar

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I am connected directly to the broadband modem
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You can try a Network "Keep alive" program, see if that helps. This site has several: http://www.freedownl...ep_Alive_Tools/

I've never used any so can't vouch for them but if you download one (Connection Keeper 6.3 looks good) - make sure you virus scan it before installing it (should do this for any downloaded file actually).
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Ztruker thanks for the info it's greatly appreciated. I will give Connection Keeper 6.3 a try and let you know the outcome. Thanks again!
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