Losing my wifi connection randomly
I bought an Acer Aspire 5733Z 4 months ago everything was going fine with my computer. then 2 months ago my WiFi connection dropped randomly the only way to get it to work again was restarting the computer...
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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64bit, Outlook 2003 SP3, IE9.
On boot-up my WiFi connects fine, and remains connected as long as I am working on the Internet.
Once I leave the PC for any length of time, (less than an hour), or work for a while on a document with no need to access the web, my WiFi connection drops out.
The BT Internet application then wants to fix the connection and takes me through a long involved process where I have to identify my router, which connection I want to use, and often I need to enter the wireless key and sometimes the admin password.
If, however, I simply restart Windows, the connection is just made for me. It's not really mission critical, only taking a couple of minutes to restart, but I just think it shouldn't be this way.
Is there a setting somewhere I should select/deselect?
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