Power Saving Terms

Discussion in 'Networking' started by joe925c, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. joe925c


    Aug 22, 2009
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    To set the situation, here is the text of a request I made on the Windows, WIreless forum.

    Linksys Model WRT300N V1.1 wireless router. Firmware 1.51.2 (latest).
    Using wireless channel 3, Set up an encryption key and Admin Password (no
    Admin Username).
    Starband satellite modem.
    Desktop directly connected to router.
    Netbook (Acer Aspire one; mod ZG5) wireless to router.
    Both PCs at Windows XP Home V5.1 svc pk 3

    It seems at random (days), the Netbook wireless communication connection is
    lost. Each time, I need to do a “repair” to reestablish the connection
    (always works). The wireless connection is set up for auto connect. Never a
    problem with the desktop PC. The Netbook is about 10 feet from the router and
    signal strength is always “excellent”. The Netbook uploads weather data at 10
    minute intervals and is the only application running. What is forcing the
    netbook connection loss is of interest and would like to understand; however,
    how can I have the “repair” done automatically?

    I got a response suggesting I insure that any power saving option is set off. The wireless adapter is an Atheros AR5007EG. The driver is an Atheros 5/20/2008 V7.6.0.224. There are a large set of "power save" options on the advanced tab of properties. Where can I find the definition of these options? Any other ideas as to what may be the solution to my problem?

    joe925c, Aug 22, 2009
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