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Windows 7: Cable Internet Shuts Off After Idle!

09 Jun 2009   #1
Windows 7 User

Windows 7 Ultimate Version 6.1.7600 32 Bit.
 
 
Cable Internet Shuts Off After Idle!

My internet shuts off after I am idle on my PC for a while then I have to wake the LAN up. What can be wrong?


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09 Jun 2009   #2
saiarcot895

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows 7 User View Post
My internet shuts off after I am idle on my PC for a while then I have to wake the LAN up. What can be wrong?
Possibly, in the Device Manager settings, it is set to automatically turn the device off to save power. Perhaps Vista is turning the LAN off if there is no activity for a few minutes or so. To check:
  1. Open the Start Menu
  2. Type in the Search Box "Device Manager" (without the quotes)
  3. Click on Device Manager in the results
  4. Enter your password or confirm in the UAC prompt (if enabled)
  5. After it loads, click on the arrow next to "Network Adapter"
  6. Right click on your LAN Adapter
  7. Click Properties
  8. Click on the tab "Power Management"
  9. Uncheck the box "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"

See if the problem is fixed. If not, then there may be something wrong with the adapter or you may need to update your driver.
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11 Jun 2009   #3
Windows 7 User

Windows 7 Ultimate Version 6.1.7600 32 Bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saiarcot895 View Post
Possibly, in the Device Manager settings, it is set to automatically turn the device off to save power. Perhaps Vista is turning the LAN off if there is no activity for a few minutes or so. To check:
  1. Open the Start Menu
  2. Type in the Search Box "Device Manager" (without the quotes)
  3. Click on Device Manager in the results
  4. Enter your password or confirm in the UAC prompt (if enabled)
  5. After it loads, click on the arrow next to "Network Adapter"
  6. Right click on your LAN Adapter
  7. Click Properties
  8. Click on the tab "Power Management"
  9. Uncheck the box "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"
See if the problem is fixed. If not, then there may be something wrong with the adapter or you may need to update your driver.

It is already unchecked.
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11 Jun 2009   #4
Windows 7 User

Windows 7 Ultimate Version 6.1.7600 32 Bit.
 
 

I even went to the Power Options in the BIOS.
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11 Jun 2009   #5
Windows 7 User

Windows 7 Ultimate Version 6.1.7600 32 Bit.
 
 

I have not put in the activation key yet. Where is the icon so I can put in the key.
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11 Jun 2009   #6
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

Check under power management as well.

Also inside of the device properties they're gonna be more power settings. Possibly a green mode as well.
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11 Jun 2009   #7
Windows 7 User

Windows 7 Ultimate Version 6.1.7600 32 Bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copernicus View Post
Check under power management as well.

Also inside of the device properties they're gonna be more power settings. Possibly a green mode as well.
For Windows or BIOS? I have done all that.
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