Wireless connection drops after screensaver starts

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Talk' started by Neil Jones, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. Neil Jones

    Neil Jones Guest


    I am running Vista ultimate on my laptop. Everything is great so far
    except my wireless connection. Everytime my screensaver begins, Vista
    drops my connection. After I restart Vista, everything works fine. My
    wife is experiencing the same problem with her XP laptop. She also has
    a Apple laptop which maintains its connection even during the screen
    saver mode.

    How can I setup my Vista to maintain the network connection?

    Thank you in advance.

    Neil Jones, Dec 2, 2007
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  2. What is your screen saver?


    Hank Arnold
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Server - Directory Services
    Hank Arnold (MVP), Dec 2, 2007
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  3. Neil Jones

    Neil Jones Guest

    It is the default Vista Screen saver. Currently, I have set it too
    photos. I don't know which screen saver my wife is using. The
    connection is dropped after the screen saver is activated. Is it
    anything to do with power management module in Windows?

    Neil Jones, Dec 2, 2007
  4. Neil Jones

    Mr. Arnold Guest

    I just did a test sitting in a hotel room with the hotel having a wireless
    network, and I am using Vista Ultimate on a HP laptop.

    1) The screen saver was set to 1 minute with password enabled on.
    2) The power saver setting was set to turn the computer off after 1 minute.

    I was able to wake the computer up, log back into the desktop, and the
    wireless connection was re-established with no problems. There is no special
    setup nor did I do any configuration, other than, change the time of the
    screen saver and power management to activate them.

    You ever consider it's a problem with the card and its driver? You could
    check this by getting a standalone USB wireless card and using it on the
    computer to see what happens.
    Mr. Arnold, Dec 2, 2007
  5. Neil Jones

    Neil Jones Guest

    The wireless router is Apple's Aironet (the one that looks like a
    mushroom). I beginning to see an Apple conspirancy here, since my
    wife's Apple laptop does not drop connection long after the laptop
    screensaver session.

    Thank you for the help though.

    Neil Jones, Dec 2, 2007
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