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Netgear Wireless-G Modem Router Problem


alfredgerald

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I am using a Netgear Wireless-G Modem Router with Windows XP. Until recently all worked well. Now it has started to disconnect from the Internet if it is left idle for about 10 mins. Reboot it and it works fine. Any thoughts?

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Woolwell

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I guess that if it is G modem/router that it is fairly elderly. It may be that is coming to the end of its life. How is it connected to the pc?

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alfredgerald

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Via a cable. I didnt realise that they had a finite life span.

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Secret-Squirrel

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".....started to disconnect from the Internet if it is left idle for about 10 mins"

When the router disconnects next time, instead of rebooting, try to access a webpage and let me know whether it reconnects automatically. You may need to wait a minute or so for this to happen. If it does reconnect like that, post back the model number of your Netgear and I'll tell you which router setting to check.

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