Hello. After doing a fresh install of windows XP on a brand new machine, I noticed that after a period of inactivity, I lost my internet connection.

The connection I'm using is wireless - it's an older netgear PCI card. I have used this card in three different machines and it has never given me any problems.

Normally in this case the first thing I do is go into my hardware manager and make sure that the power conservation box is unchecked for the device. However, this device does not have a power management tab or any such option.

I disabled the screensaver and set my power settings to "always on" but this did not resolve the issue.

I really can't figure out what is causing this to occur. Any ideas?