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    Laptop goes into hibernation->router needs to be turned off ?!

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      Laptop goes into hibernation->router needs to be turned off ?!

      Hi everyone,
      This is my first post here, please be kind

      I've had broadband for 4 days and I am delighted with it. Certainly a lot better than dial-up! The only downside is that my version of Linux is so old I need to upgrade to get it to work with the Sky router, so at the moment I am using my partner's XP Laptop. I am having a problem, which I hope someone can help with.

      If I leave the laptop for any period of time (with the router plugged in), so that the laptop goes into hibernation mode, when I re-activate it, it can't access the internet. I need to unplug the router, wait for a while and then plug it back in. This is a bit of a nuisance, especially first thing in the morning when the laptop has been idle overnight.

      Is there a solution to this?

      Thanks in advance

      Paul


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      Re: Laptop goes into hibernation->router needs to be turned off ?!

      Hi
      I've had a similar problem, I use a Vaio with Windows XP and if I leave it over night with the router switched off I too am unable to connect the next day. I was on the phone to Sky Tech support last night and they basically advised that if the router wasn't going to be used for long periods (i.e. overnight) then turn the router off. I tried this last night and checked it this morning and it worked straight away.

      At first I thought it's going to be annoying unplugging it all the time, but have overcome it by using a remote control plug and using the remote to switch it on and off, so far so good

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      Re: Laptop goes into hibernation->router needs to be turned off ?!

      Thanks! Seems cumbersome, but if it works, fine
      I just thought that there would be a setting in the router's firewall to change this behaviour.

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      Re: Laptop goes into hibernation->router needs to be turned off ?!

      You say the router doesnt work with Linux? As in what way?

      The router is Plug&Play so it doesnt require drivers or nothing! Its just a matter of having a compatible network card for linux!

      BTW what distro are you using?

      Also welcome to SkyUser.co.uk

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      Re: Laptop goes into hibernation->router needs to be turned off ?!

      I'm using SuSE 8.2.

      There was a discussion on this here:

      uk.comp.os.linux | Google Groups

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      Re: Laptop goes into hibernation->router needs to be turned off ?!

      If you are able to get the network card drivers for your distro, Then thats all you need really!(and a working browser)

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      Re: Laptop goes into hibernation->router needs to be turned off ?!

      Well, I was thinking of upgrading anyway. I'm in a "clean sweep" mood at the moment

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      Re: Laptop goes into hibernation->router needs to be turned off ?!

      If you can, Why not come back to Windows, IMO its alot easier to tweak with apps!

     

     

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