Vista connection drops if left idle for 20+ seconds, XP laptop connections fine

Discussion in 'Networking & Internet' started by SpFlee, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. SpFlee


    Nov 14, 2011
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    This started happening after receiving a new Modem from Talktalk.

    I have 2 laptops with XP and 1 laptop with Vista connected to the same modem. The 2 XP laptop's connections are fine but the one with Vista cannot stay connected if left alone for a short period of time, it turns into Local Only and stops loading web pages until you try surfing the internet again. Any form of keeping the connection downloading something i.e. downloading content from web pages, playing an online game or downloading a file will keep the Vista connection connected until the download stops.

    I have unchecked the power saving option in my Network Adapter in Device Manager, that is not an issue.

    Also the internet on my iPhone is the same as the Vista connection. It plays up as well.

    Thanks for any help.
    SpFlee, Nov 14, 2011
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