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    I'm sitting 15 feet from the router and my computer almost never need a WiFi restart. The TouchPad session dies out after 5 or 10 minutes of inactivity. The symbol in the top right corner loses the top piece and the other two get a little dimmer than when the top one is lit up.

    I checked settings and it's not set to sleep. Besides I'm on a router, not a phone.
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    I have been having the same problems, but only at home. When I am on another WiFi network, I haven't had any issues, but I am also not idle as much when I am out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knucklehead View Post
    I'm sitting 15 feet from the router and my computer almost never need a WiFi restart. The TouchPad session dies out after 5 or 10 minutes of inactivity. The symbol in the top right corner loses the top piece and the other two get a little dimmer than when the top one is lit up.

    I checked settings and it's not set to sleep. Besides I'm on a router, not a phone.
    I had this problem upon my first connection with my home network. I ended up restarting my router and modem and reconnecting. I have had a great connection ever sense.

    I would also recommend going to a duel band router if you can. I have 5+ devices running on 2.4ghz and my TP and printer on 5ghz band. This gives you more range if you have been having consistent problems maintaining a wifi connections.
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    try a different channel too.
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    I changed the channel on my router last week and it seemed to help but not solve the issue (1 drop in 2 hours intead of 4 per hour). I was trying to avoid a new router, but I think I have this one overloaded (1 desktop, 2 laptops, 1 Wii, 1 TiVo, 1 TP, 1 iPod, and 2 phones connected to the WiFi router)
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    I have this issue at work (big corporation), but have never had this issue at home.

    It almost thinks it is still connected. I then disconnect, reconnect, everything works, until I avoid activity for a few minutes, then it times out...

    When I reconnect, it seems to work best if I launch the browser first, and hit a small site. Then I'm able to use the App Catalog, Email, etc.
    KA1
    Visor Deluxe->Visor Prism/Digital Link->Treo 650->Treo 700p->Pre->GSM Unlocked Pre 2 (wifi only)->FrankenPre + Touchpad 32 ->+ Touchpad 4G ATT + ATT Pre3 + 64 White Touchpad... bliss.
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    could it be a "feature" of the router disconnecting idle clients? and that the TP is just not as good in waking up and reconnecting as the other connected devices?
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    Could just be a crappy router. You can pull your hair out troubleshooting it when the only solution may just be to get a better router. I had a WNR2000 with this plague that I finally just boxed back up and tossed in the trash. Bought one when my previous router's power supply bit the dust. It was refurbed--which I usually take to mean that any inherent bugs have been fixed--and on sale for like $20. Now I know why. Replaced it with a Zyxel X-550 and have never had any problems at all with it.
    Touchscreens are a fad.
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    I have the same problems, so yesterday I tried to avoid inactivity for the TP. I opened the site Engadget German which has a twitter timeline that gets updated every 2 seconds or so. As a card in a stack I placed the browser in the middle of the screen before powering off the TP.
    My impression is that it helped a lot. But at the same time I changed the channel of my WIFI, so I cannot be sure if this change made the difference.
    Until an OTA update hopefully fixes this issue, I will further investigate .
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    Router is a D-Link DIR 555. TP is only device connecting wireless. Three computers and printer connect via lan. I've tested the wifi with a computer and do not have problems if I'm gone for hours. Router doesn't drop connection for inactivity. My computers have that option in their configuration. Router is using channels 5 thru 13. Neighbors wifi is less than one third the strength of my signal.

    I read on another thread on this site that it is a known problem and is supposed to be fixed if they ever release an update. I hope so.

    I did notice I seem to have more of a problem when the TP is not connected to power via cable or touchstone. I wonder if it was done as a battery saving feature for the TP. Bad planning if the user can't manage the connection.
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    I just got a new touchpad and got the update, but still has the problem.
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    Same problem here. I'm running two different linksys routers with updated firmwares and same problem. Both are on different channels also. The only thing I haven't changed is the band from 2.4 to 5ghz. Hopefully someone figures out whats going on.
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    The OTA update greatly helped my WiFi lost connection problem. Still occasionally lose connection, but it's hours not minutes now.

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