Dell :: E6400 LAN Disconnect
I'm having an issue with my E6400 running on Vista x86. Whenever I leave the computer for a period of time and the monitor turns off by itself, it seems like my network connection gets disconnected.
This only happens on Ethernet and never on wireless. After I come back to the computer, all my network applications are disconnected and I can see my network icon in the system tray flash from disconnect to connected again.
Is anyone else having the same issue and fixed it? I already checking all the power options in Vista and tried updating drivers from Intel and Dell.
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Let me know what else to add.
1. Poor quality WXGA+ LED screens
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Latitute E6400 (comparing with T400 from Lenovo)
my E6400 configuration options
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3.My assumption is to go with the express card slot option NOT the PC card slot option
4.Integrated intel graphics or NVidia quadro ?
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5. Backlit keyboard worth $50?
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3. Upgrade to an SSD, problem solved. (However I fail to see why I should have to spend an additional $255 and loss capacity just to get a drive that does not vibrate, especially in a high end computer)
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Dell :: New E6400 Owner Like It!
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Dell :: Studio 13 Vs E6400
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