Reset router when iMac sleeps.. why?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by nd67, Sep 10, 2003.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2002
    Can someone help me out...

    For some reason if I walk away from my iMac for an hour or so it seems to break it's connection with my Linksys router. The iMac is wired (not wireless) to the router. My PC never has this problem but I always have to unplug the router and re-launch netscape to get my iMac back on the web. It's becomming a pain because it knocks my other machine off-line when I do this.

    Does the iMac break it's connection with the router when it sleeps? Is there something else?


  2. macrumors regular

    Dec 9, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA

    Sleep turns off your ethernet connection on the imac. You shouldn't need to reset your router though. That should be unrelated....
  3. TEG
    macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    When you wake the iMac, it should take about 2 minutes to reestablish the DHCP connection to the router. One way to make it faster is to with in the network setting set a network ID (Not IP Address) to some thing close to what the router is giving you as an IP.

    Also, setting your computer to wake on network admin access will keep the connection open even while sleeping.

  4. macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2003
    LA, CA, USA
    That happened to me too.
    Though it was on a PC desktop.
    What happened was it would reset the router once in a while
    without me knowing what the hell was going on.

    I first thought it was the router, but it still happened.
    After I replaced my ethernet card, the symptom went away.

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