where do you turn off Internet auto disconnect off in Window

June 1, 2012 at 08:57:46
Specs: Windows 7
I'm not sure what changed but all of sudden a bout a month ago i started disconnecting when playing my games (PerfectWorld, Disney, Znyga). My internet service talked me into upgrading my plan because they said I was maxing it out. Since then I have also upgraded my router to a Netgear N600 Wireless Dual router and I got a new PC- i5 2320 processor, Windows7, Nividia GT 520 grahics card & 8GB DDR3 SDRAM. But I am still disconnecting on my new PC & old PC. I still think its my Internet service because I usually disconnect during peaks times & sometimes the same time everyday. However, I also disconnect when my game is in idle so that makes me think it might be my PCs. Does Windows 7 have a Internet auto-disconnect that I can disable? I can't seem to find. I've tried the following but doesnt seem to help: running game as Adminstrator, changing the compatibility to WinXP, changing User Acct Control Settings in Win7, turning off sleep & power mode, running Game Booster, running virus scans (old PC has AVG & new has Macaffe), turned off Win updates & virus protection during game mode. Does anyone have any other suggestions? -signed frustrated

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June 1, 2012 at 09:31:44
Usually, there is an disconnect on idle in the routers setup, that can be disabled.
But when you're actively online, you shouldn't get disconnected.
If this happens, you have to contact your ISP, to clear this up.

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June 1, 2012 at 13:23:03
Open up regedit and navigate to this key


If there is an entry named "AutoDisconnect" delete it and reboot your computer.

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June 1, 2012 at 14:31:36
There is no autodisconnect related to your network interface which is what is connected to your router.

Autodisconnect relates to a 56k modem/RRAS which isn't what you have.

There is a power tab on the network interface that should be set to disabled for windows to manage the device. This can power down the device which breaks the internet connection.

I would suggest you not delete the suggested key.

You need to determine if its the nic, the router, or the service.

next time this happens do a tracert yahoo.com and post the results for review.

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June 2, 2012 at 07:45:49
Thank you for all the replies so far. My ISP is not very helpful. Didnt want to try the regedit - worried I might mess things up more. I tried the tracert and below is what I got.

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms….
Rows 2 thru 16 are * * * Request timed out.
17 89 ms 84 ms * ir2.fp.vip.bf1.yahoo.com []
18 86 ms 96 ms 118 ms ir2.fp.vip.bf1.yahoo.com []

wanderer - hoping you can explain what this means?

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