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Network Failing

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I have a Dell Inspiron 600m Laptop that has network issues. My father and brother's both seem to have the same issues. I ran a HijackThis log that showed I was clean.

THE PROBLEM: The machine seems to "fall offline" pretty often at my home wireless network (802.11B). This seems to occur at many locations so I don't think it's hte way I have the network configured.

The problem is most common when the machine goes to sleep (closing lid). It simply must be rebooted to get back online once I've done this. I can bring up the networks in the availble networks window, but can't connect to any.

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Hi BigLaw,

Can you please goto Start, Run, type eventvwr, press 'OK'. Now, under the System logs, please look for any errors or warnings that may co-incide with your loss of connection. Please list the errors/warnings and their relevant details (double click on the error/warning and copy/paste the details inside).

My father and brother's both seem to have the same issues

Do they get disconnected at the same time as you?

On all computers involved, please goto Start, Run, type CMD, press 'OK' and then type: IPCONFIG /ALL - please post the results here by right-clicking on the Command Prompt window, selecting 'Select All', pressing Ctrl+C, and then posting on this forum.

When you lose the connection, can you renew it by doing the following:
Goto Start, Run, type CMD, press 'OK'. Now, type ipconfig /release (and once completed) then type ipconfig /renew - what happens?

Can you please also list all of the computer's OS's and the make/model of your router.

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also...if they all fall off...after a specific interval of inactivity (assuming all three are laptops) check your power settings....you could have an option configured to turn off the network adapater after x amount of time of inactivity..
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