Broadband Connect card keeps going into dormancy mode??
Stephanie_36
Newbie
I got my broadband connect card for my HP Mini yesterday. I activated it, and it worked great. This morning when I tried to use it, it went right into dormant mode. I can't do anything online. How do I get it out of dormant mode?
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Greg4Wireless
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open a DOS window  (START > RUN > CMD)

 

then type

 

ping yahoo.com -t -l .01     (p.s. that's an "l" not a "1" in the middle)....  the  .01 is  (point zero one)

 

That will continually ping yahoo and keep your connection alive.

 

This uses a very small amount of data but keeps from your connection going dormant.

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Stephanie_36
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Thanks for the suggestion, but it didn't work.  It said  "host yahoo.com could not be found".

 

It's probably because I can't get it online for even a second to connect to yahoo.com.  It automatically goes dormant when it connects.

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