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Windows 7: How Do I make my ASUS Laptop Stay Powered Up 24/7

07 Sep 2012   #1
snowbird

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How Do I make my ASUS Laptop Stay Powered Up 24/7

Hi:

I purchased a new ASUS 64-bit Laptop (with Win 7 Home-Premium).


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07 Sep 2012   #2
snowbird

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by snowbird View Post
Hi:

I purchased a new ASUS 64-bit Laptop (with Win 7 Home-Premium).
I pushed <Tab> and posted prematurely )

I wish my ASUS Laptop to be 'on' 24/7 as an Apache Server. It works perfectly now but after several hours, I cannot visit my web site hosted on this Laptop. Altho the Power Lite is lit, the machine cannot be accessed from my router.

I looked over all the power settings (and there are *many* of them), but can't find suitable settings that:

a. Will allow access 24/7 to my site visitors, But,

b. Let the display go blank after several minutes of *my* not using it.

Q:
What are the detailed Power Settings for 24/7 operation without my attendance at the machine, and web site visitors get immediate access to my site ? I don't mind the display going black as long as the machine springs into action when a client visits.

Thank you

--Mel Smith
(old and confused)
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07 Sep 2012   #3
gregrocker

 

Go to Control Panel>Power Options.

Choose High Performance power plan, set Display to desired timeout, then set Sleep to 0, Save.

Now choose plan again, go to Advanced Settings, under Sleep set Hibernate to 0, Save.

There is also a choice there on the left margin for having it Do Nothing when you close the lid. Make sure this doesn't overheat it.
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07 Sep 2012   #4
snowbird

Win 7 Professionaal
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Go to Control Panel>Power Options.

Choose High Performance power plan, set Display to desired timeout, then set Sleep to 0, Save.

Now choose plan again, go to Advanced Settings, under Sleep set Hibernate to 0, Save.

There is also a choice there on the left margin for having it Do Nothing when you close the lid. Make sure this doesn't overheat it.

Hi Greg:

I checked my Power Settings (as above), and they *are already* what you specified -- but I did them again anyway. Howver, after leaving my machine on overnite last nite (with *no* visitors to my site), I used my development machine this morning to try to visit my site, and had no response. BUT, if I 'tap' the power button (which was still illuminated), then the machine immediately 'wakes up'. Then, I can get a quick, immediate response when visiting the site from my other development machine (a Win XP Pro).

Perhaps, the ethernet network adapter (internal to the LapTop) does not stay awake overnite ???

Hope you can provide further settings for me to test.

Thanks,

-Mel Smith
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07 Sep 2012   #5
gregrocker

 

Check wake settings on ethernet adapter Power Options.

Keep the screen awake so you can verify that the PC is not sleeping.

Wait for help from someone with IT Pro server experience.
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07 Sep 2012   #6
snowbird

Win 7 Professionaal
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Check wake settings on ethernet adapter Power Options.

Keep the screen awake so you can verify that the PC is not sleeping.

Wait for help from someone with IT Pro server experience.
Hi Greg:

Went into Device Manager, and picked Ethernet Adapter, then > Change Adapter Settings, then selected/clicked my ethernet adapter then clicked on Configure, then was presented with three check boxes:

1. Allow Computer to turn off adapter. (it was already checked - I left if there for now)

2. Allow device to wake-up computer. I 'checked' this

3. Only allow a 'magic packet' to wake computer. (I left this unchecked -- I don't know what this means).

btw, my ethernet adapter is a RealTek PCIe adapter from GBE Families Controller.

So, I'll wait until tomorrow morning to see if I can visit my site.

Thanks again,

-Mel Smith
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07 Sep 2012   #7
gregrocker

 

It sounds like the second choice should do it, but if not try unchecking the first choice too.
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08 Sep 2012   #8
snowbird

Win 7 Professionaal
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It sounds like the second choice should do it, but if not try unchecking the first choice too.

Hi Greg:

Its 8:45 am in Alberta now, and I just *visited* my site of the Laptop.

It WORKS !!!

(i.e., the 1st two power options for the ethernet adapter are 'checked', and that seems to do the trick in keeping my machine alive and waiting for client visitors 24/7)


Thank you for the help !

-Mel Smith
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08 Sep 2012   #9
gregrocker

 

Great news, Mel.

After confirming this for awhile you can mark the thread Solved when ready.
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08 Sep 2012   #10
edwar

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You really should uncheck Allow the computer to turn off power to the Ethernet adapter. If you want the system on 24/7 the network adapter should be on 24/7.
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