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Windows 7: W7 Network map tree with "?" between laptop and wireless router

11 Apr 2012   #21
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

? ?


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11 Apr 2012   #22
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I just had to do that...
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11 Apr 2012   #23
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

The question mark appears when you return from sleep if the NIC(s) are allowed to turn off to save power.
This can be disabled if desired.
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11 Apr 2012   #24
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
The question mark appears when you return from sleep if the NIC(s) are allowed to turn off to save power.
This can be disabled if desired.
Wow, that sounds plausible. But shouldn't it disappear after refreshing the screen the first time?
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11 Apr 2012   #25
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You would think so but it doesn't seem to work that way.
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11 Apr 2012   #26
IMycroft

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
The question mark appears when you return from sleep if the NIC(s) are allowed to turn off to save power.
This can be disabled if desired.
The "all-knowing entity" has deigned to help us! This makes since. Since the first time I noticed the change was not too long after returning from sleep mode. Question: How do I disable? Do I have to disable sleep mode or does it have to do with NIC(s)?
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11 Apr 2012   #27
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You've got to do this with the NIC itself, in Device Manager.
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11 Apr 2012   #28
IMycroft

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 64-bit
 
 

Yeah. I did a little groping when I read that post. I found, what I believe is, the correct location for disabling NIC(s) power save. Correct me if I'm wrong.

W7 Network map tree with "?" between laptop and wireless router-disablenicpowersave.jpg


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12 Apr 2012   #29
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah, you've got the right spot. So the checkbox was selected and now it's not, right? Looking forward to hearing whether or not this clears it up for you. Be sure and post results, okay?
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12 Apr 2012   #30
IMycroft

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 64-bit
 
 

Yeah, the screen shot was after I "deselected" box. As for results, I cannot say for sure. I am still getting "Windows cannot discover any computer or device", in the "full map" view. I am hoping that the NIC will "refresh?", or something and after with the "power save" disabled, I won't have an issue anymore. Perhaps just time is needed now? or If anyone, you perhaps, might know how to get my network to "reset?" Please forgive any wrong terminology, self-taught.
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