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Does my Fios Westell router have a wireless session timeout?

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davef
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Does my Fios Westell router have a wireless session timeout?

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My new Dell Studio 7 laptop, running Win 7 connects wirelessly just fine, but if I don't use the internet for a few hours, the wireless session is dropped and sometimes requires a reboot to reestablish connectivity. I've trid changing network card power saving settings, but no joy. So, is there a timeout on a wireless session by the router?

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Thanks for the reply. It turns out that it was the drivers for the wireless card that were the problem. Dell support worked on replacing these for about 4 hours remotely, and the wireless connection has remained intact for a few days now, so it wasn't the router (timeout) or the power setting (wireless card or computer) that were causing the problem.

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Re: Does my Fios Westell router have a wireless session timeout?

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#1 What is the model and exact ver of that Westell?

 

For example if that was the Actiontec: MI-424-WI, Rev C.

 

#2 A reboot is required of what (the router / your PC/ both the router and the PC) ?

 

 

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The router is a Westell Ultraline Series3

 

Model: A90-9100EM15-10

Rev A

Shipped Firmware Ver: 09/08-A

Current Firmware Version: 1.03.00.08

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Ok.

 

Not only does your NIC have power settings, so does your computer.

 

See as need be...

 

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/features/power-management.aspx

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Conserving-battery-power

 

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/disable-power-management-on-windows-vista/

 

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Thanks for the reply. It turns out that it was the drivers for the wireless card that were the problem. Dell support worked on replacing these for about 4 hours remotely, and the wireless connection has remained intact for a few days now, so it wasn't the router (timeout) or the power setting (wireless card or computer) that were causing the problem.

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