Vista Sleep / Hibernate and Internet Connection Problem

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Chai, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. Chai

    Chai Guest

    Several weeks ago I bought an Acer laptop with Vista Home Premium
    preinstalled. The laptop came with intergated b/g wireless LAN and I always
    get "excellent" signal strength from my router. However, I am noticing the
    signal drops to "fair" and sometimes "poor" whenever the laptop wakes up from
    hibernate or sleep mode. Anyone has this problem and/or solutions? Thanks!
    Chai, Mar 28, 2007
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  2. Chai

    Mary Guest

    You should close the Internet connection before using Sleep and reconnect
    when it wakes.
    Mary, Mar 28, 2007
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  3. Chai

    Chai Guest

    Mary, thanks for your suggestion. I tried disconnecting my laptop from
    network prior to putting it to Sleep. But when it woke up and reconnected to
    the network, I still got a "fair" signal strength. What made it worse was
    that, although I could connect to the network", I couldn't connect to the
    internet at all - just "local" only.

    All and all, I still need to restart the machine everytime it wakes up from
    Sleep mode in order to regain full signal strength. I am now beginning to
    think Vista Sleep mode is a useless feature, at least for my machine, and
    better off shutting the laptop down. Just my $.02.
    Chai, Mar 28, 2007
  4. Chai

    miramis82 Guest

    I had a similar problem with my PC/Vista and adsl router, once I updated the
    Forceware (nvidia) which included my onboard network drivers it was okay, and
    hasn't lost the connection since.

    Check with the manufacturer of your network card for an updated vista
    driver, it might help.
    miramis82, Mar 28, 2007
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