I use a Belkin wireless router and card in my laptop all works fine but when I put the laptop on standby and then when I put to laptop out of standby mode I have lost the ability to go online I need to reboot to get a connection. Anybody else had probs like this?
Most likely if the machine has a personal FW active, then it has locked out the TCP/IP connection. If that is the case, then you can check it by disabling the PFW solution and let it go into stand by mode and see what happens when the machine comes out of it, since the machine is protected by the router.
A reasonable assumption if the machine is actually running winblows , by default winblows shuts down the nic to save power and often will not revive it , the easiest solution is to keep the nic alive in power saving .
Nigel, if you're not using the WZC to manage your wireless network, use your card's wireless menu to disable the power saving mode of your wireless card. Alternatively, you can go the Control Panel and then to Network Connections. Right click the wireless network connection and click the properties tab. If you have administrative rights, then you may proceed. You should see the name of your wireless card in the box labeled CONNECT USING: Next to that box, you should see CONFIGURE. Click on CONFIGURE then click on the ADVANCED tab. In the PROPERTY box you should see POWER SAVE MODE. Change the value to OFF. That *should* solve your problem. If not, we'll go from there. Take care.