Wireless network stops working

Discussion in 'Wireless Networks' started by T rumble, Jul 24, 2006.

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    T rumble Guest

    My wireless network works just fine when I turn on my machine or reboot, but
    then stops connecting about 10 minutes to 1/2 hours afterward. The signal
    stength is always and everythings looks OK. I've tried reinstalling and
    updating the drivers, switching PCI ports, etc. Didn't help. Does anyone have
    a suggestion?

    Thank you!
    T rumble, Jul 24, 2006
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    Lem Guest

    You're looking in the right place, and I'm surprised that there is no
    power management option there. Perhaps you're using some generic
    Windows driver rather than the Intel driver, or perhaps you should
    (temporarily, if you like) switch to using the Intel configuration
    software instead of Windows WZC. See User's Guides at
    Lem, Jul 24, 2006
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    Lem Guest

    One last thing, Rich.

    The Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG mini-card (which, Diamontina, is neither a
    "non-PCI card" nor a "USB wi-fi NIC") ought to have some sort of power
    management available through the Intel management software.

    From what you describe, it seems as if you may not be using the latest
    and greatest Intel software. For example, from the manual for v. 9.0 of
    the Intel ProSet Wireless User's guide:

    "Power Management: Allows you to select a balance between power
    consumption and adapter performance. The wireless adapter power settings
    slider sets a balance between the computer's power source and the battery."

    That sounds like what you described. You might get the desired result
    from pushing the slider all the way to max performance, but there
    doesn't seem to be any explicit setting to keep it on all the time.

    However, from the manual from v. 10, after the bit about the slider:

    Select a balance between power consumption and adapter
    PSP - Power Saving Mode
    CAM - Constantly Awake Mode
    Select one of the Power Saving Mode levels:
    PSP CAM: The client adapter is powered up
    PSP Level 1: PSP set at maximum power.
    PSP Levels 2-4: PSP set to maximize power.
    PSP Level 5: PSP set to maximize battery life.
    PSP Auto: Default in PSP Level 6: Balances
    between power consumption and battery life.

    Lem, ex-K2MHQ
    Lem, Jul 25, 2006
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    Lem Guest

    WiFi DX!
    Lem, Aug 9, 2006
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