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Losing connection whenever computer is turned off


knocker655

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I've recently changed my broadband provider from Virgin to talktalk. I used a wireless connection for both, and never had any issues previously.

I'm now finding that whenever I start up my computer it will connect, but will say that it can only make a local connection. In order to get it working properly I have to turn off the router then restart it. This seems to allow the computer to connect to the internet again. The connection then stays solid up until I next shut down the computer or put it on standby, when I have to repeat the process.

I also connect an xbox 360 to the same router. This connects every time without issue.

Anyone got any ideas of what I'd need to do to get round the problem?

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mgmcc

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Are you using Windows "Vista", because this tends to be a very common issue with that version of Windows? If so, see if this article click here helps, although it does involve going into the registry.

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knocker655

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Ok, I tried doing that, but I think I probably failed at the first hurdle. In the 'manage network connections' screen I have two options

1. Broadband connection, which shows as disconnected.
2. Local area connection, which shows as unplugged.

Which would I need to alter?

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knocker655

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Actually, forget my last post. I managed to find the wireless adapter in the system settings and have now sorted it.

Thanks for the advice!

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