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    Shortcut to wireless Internet connectivity?

    Sometimes, especially if my laptop goes into hibernation, I lose the internet connectivity. If I try going through Network Sharing, there is no connection available. If I reboot though, I can see the internet connection light go on during startup -- every time. So there is some process that is being employed or initiated that resolves any issue.

    Isn't there a way to set up a shortcut that could do that without having to do a full restart?

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    When the computer goes into hibernation or sleep mode, network connectivity can terminate. That's why you need to reboot to reestablish the connection.

    I would leave the laptop always on (i.e. don't hibernate or sleep), and lock or blank the screen if you want to. This will keep the connection always active.

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    Hi Chuck, if you click the taskbar network icon you will be able to re connect.
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    Yea Jim...then all I need is to keep track of the battery...

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    I'll look next time it dies, RR.

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    Hello, Chuck.
    As suggested by Road Runner, this will work for you. It does for me and I have to use it at times. Make sure that the Network icon is present on that bar, close to the clock. A great day to you. Jean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWBillow View Post
    Yea Jim...then all I need is to keep track of the battery...

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    I didn't think about the battery. I have a desktop computer, and it stays on all the time, unless I go out of town.

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