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Reconnecting on wake from sleep

Message #1 - Posted 2008/06/01 - primula.vulgaris

Being a total newbie at these things, I'm rather proud of having got my Airportless mini (running Panther) set up with a Netgear USB wireless adapter and the Realtek driver. But the mini tends to drop the connection when it wakes from sleep. (I expect it dropped the connection when it *went* to sleep, but you know what I mean.) I can re-establish the connection by physically disconnecting the adapter and reconnecting it. But is there a way of doing this virtually, via the keyboard? I mean, of course there is, but could someone please tell me what it is? Thanks.

primrose

Message #2 - Posted 2008/06/02 - Jim

<primula.vulgaris wrote:

Being a total newbie at these things, I'm rather proud of having got my Airportless mini (running Panther) set up with a Netgear USB wireless adapter and the Realtek driver. But the mini tends to drop the connection when it wakes from sleep. (I expect it dropped the connection when it *went* to sleep, but you know what I mean.) I can re-establish the connection by physically disconnecting the adapter and reconnecting it. But is there a way of doing this virtually, via the keyboard? I mean, of course there is, but could someone please tell me what it is? Thanks.

If your network Location is set to 'Automatic' then you may find it helps to create a named Location and to use that.

Not sure why this works, but it used to.

Jim

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Message #3 - Posted 2008/06/02 - primula.vulgaris

Previously, Jim wrote:

<primula.vulgaris wrote:

Being a total newbie at these things, I'm rather proud of having got my Airportless mini (running Panther) set up with a Netgear USB wireless adapter and the Realtek driver. But the mini tends to drop the connection when it wakes from sleep. (I expect it dropped the connection when it *went* to sleep, but you know what I mean.) I can re-establish the connection by physically disconnecting the adapter and reconnecting it. But is there a way of doing this virtually, via the keyboard? I mean, of course there is, but could someone please tell me what it is? Thanks.

If your network Location is set to 'Automatic' then you may find it helps to create a named Location and to use that.

Not sure why this works, but it used to.

Doesn't work for me, unfortunately. Surely there must be a simple way -- after all, if the mini had an Airport card, physical connection and reconnection wouldn't be an option. Or doesn't the problem occur with an Airport card?

primrose

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Message #4 - Posted 2008/06/02 - Peter Ceresole

<primula.vulgaris wrote:

Doesn't work for me, unfortunately. Surely there must be a simple way -- after all, if the mini had an Airport card, physical connection and reconnection wouldn't be an option. Or doesn't the problem occur with an Airport card?

There might be a clue. Part of your post says:

I can re-establish
the connection by physically disconnecting the adapter and reconnecting it.

If you physically disconnect and reconnect a USB device, I believe it reloads the driver. So that could well be it.

USB and networking don't seem to work very well together. --
Peter

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