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Discussion in 'Computers' started by Ron1973, Nov 1, 2017.

  1. Ron1973

    Ron1973 Beverly Hillbilles nut extraordinaire

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    Fellow Home Theater friends, my parched lips come once again to the pool of knowledge for a drink!

    I have an older computer, an Acer I got about 5 years ago, and it still does great. I'm on it right now typing this as a matter of fact. Every few days now, it will come out of hibernation mode and tell me "No Internet Connection." I've plugged/unplugged my cable and every other device in the house has Internet besides this one.The only thing that will allow it to reconnect is to restart it.

    I'm certainly not at a point I can buy another computer, though in terms of newness, this one is obviously an antique by new standards. It still does everything I need it to do. Any thoughts on what is causing this? Thanks!
     
  2. Scott Merryfield

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    Check the Windows power settings. The ethernet adapter may be getting shut off when the PC is hibernating.
     
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    I'd even go so far as to disable hibernation. It can cause lots of issues. Just let the system go to sleep and be sure to not allow the NIC to be turned off in sleep mode.
     
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    I suspect the suggestions above will remedy the issue but if not, you don't need a new computer. A new network card will probably do and those are dirt cheap.
     

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