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Vista: Wireless connectivity issue

Postby chicagotech » Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:26 pm

Symptom: 1. The wireless lose the connection after sleep mode.
2. The wireless connection may drop when you use battery power.

Solution: 1. Use the Maximum Performance setting. by default the wireless network adapter is configured to use Medium Power Save mode when it is using battery power. This uses the 802.11 power save mode. You may want to configure the wireless network adapter to use the Maximum Performance setting.

2. Use the "High performance" power plan
To do this, please follow these steps:
1) Click Start , type Power Options in the Start Search box, and then click Power Options in the Programs list.

2. Click High performance.
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Postby chicagotech » Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:40 pm

Also, try to install MS Update of fixing the security, usability, and manageability improvements for Windows Vista wireless clients - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/deta ... laylang=en
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Postby danielrigano » Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:27 am

Thanks for the solution.It helped me a lot.
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Postby chicagotech » Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:26 am

Thank you for the feedback. Please post back if you have another issue.
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Postby guest » Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:21 pm

In many cases, setup Power Level to high fixes wireless sleep issue. You have different approach. Thank you for sharing your experience with us.

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"mke68" <mke68.3qv0fa@DoNotSpam.com> wrote in message news:mke68.3qv0fa@DoNotSpam.com...
>
> I had very similar issues on my Vista x64 PC with a Netgear Rangemax
> WN111 wireless USB adapter. When the PC entered S3 sleep mode, the
> wireless adapter lost connection every time.
>
> Not sure if this will work on all PCs/network adapters, but what worked
> for me was the following:
> 1. Go into Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Device Manager
> 2. Accept UAC message
> 3. Find the wireless network adapter under the Network adapter section
> and right-click it, then select Properties
> 4. Click on the Advanced tab
> 5. Scroll down to and click the Tx Power Level option
>
> My (and probably the default) setting was on 'High Power'. I changed
> this to 'Medium Power', pressed OK and waited for the adapter to
> reconnect.
>
> I haven't had any wireless dropout problems since, after the PC enters
> sleep mode.
>
> I am not sure if this will affect performance for other users (I'm
> guessing that Tx power level is the transmit level to the router), but
> it is working well for me. My router is about 6m away with 2 walls and
> timber furniture and metal cabinets in between.
>
> The other thing I noticed is the blue light on the adapter (indicating
> connection/activity) now stays on during sleep mode (not blinking, just
> on all the time). Before it used to glow very faintly.
>
> I can only put this down to the USB port not supplying enough power to
> the adapter when it goes into sleep mode. I have an Antec Earthwatts
> 500 power supply and a Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2HP mobo, both of which
> support S3 sleep. All other USB devices work fine during sleep and
> resume correctly without any problems.
>
> I hope this information can help others solve wireless connection
> issues when PC enters sleep mode.
>
> mke68.
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Re: Vista: Wireless connectivity issue

Postby wireless » Sat May 15, 2010 1:56 am

What about a wireless USB adapter that loses connectivity on other operating systems? I had one that worked on XP (it was given software/drivers), but on Ubuntu would disconnect on a regular basis (was unaware of any drivers for it on that OS). I never tried it on Vista.
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Re: Vista: Wireless connectivity issue

Postby chicagotech » Sat May 15, 2010 7:47 am

Driver, it alwasy is teh driver issue.
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