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Windows 7: Networking question....

08 Apr 2010   #11
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

I found it... and it only took me 4 hours....

In my network adaptor settings...

Control Panel-> Device Manager -> Network Adaptor -> Properties

there is a setting called "Device Sleep on Disconnect".
Disabling that seems to have stopped the problem.



FWIW... The sheer level of clarity with which these options are named, never ceases to amaze me.


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08 Apr 2010   #12
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
I found it... and it only took me 4 hours....

In my network adaptor settings...

Control Panel-> Device Manager -> Network Adaptor -> Properties

there is a setting called "Device Sleep on Disconnect".
Disabling that seems to have stopped the problem.



FWIW... The sheer level of clarity with which these options are named, never ceases to amaze me.
Why not make a tutorial on this?

It would sure help a lot of people by the sounds of it.

Plus if you're lucky you might get some extra rep for it .

Oli
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08 Apr 2010   #13
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

I don't even know what that means, device sleep on disconnect...

Maybe that your ethernet card sleeps when disconnected. How would that wake up other computers?
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08 Apr 2010   #14
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
I found it... and it only took me 4 hours....

In my network adaptor settings...

Control Panel-> Device Manager -> Network Adaptor -> Properties

there is a setting called "Device Sleep on Disconnect".
Disabling that seems to have stopped the problem.



FWIW... The sheer level of clarity with which these options are named, never ceases to amaze me.
Why not make a tutorial on this?

It would sure help a lot of people by the sounds of it.

Plus if you're lucky you might get some extra rep for it .

Oli
A tutorial for one setting? Naaaa...
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08 Apr 2010   #15
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
I don't even know what that means, device sleep on disconnect...

Maybe that your ethernet card sleeps when disconnected. How would that wake up other computers?
Hey... I don't write 'em... I just flip 'em.

The only thing I can figure from the name and the behaviour is that it's sending "keep alives" on the network whenever I open any networked folder on my machine... In fact that would explain a lot of the completely asinine new behavior I've been seeing since putting in Win7.
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08 Apr 2010   #16
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
I found it... and it only took me 4 hours....

In my network adaptor settings...

Control Panel-> Device Manager -> Network Adaptor -> Properties

there is a setting called "Device Sleep on Disconnect".
Disabling that seems to have stopped the problem.



FWIW... The sheer level of clarity with which these options are named, never ceases to amaze me.
Why not make a tutorial on this?

It would sure help a lot of people by the sounds of it.

Plus if you're lucky you might get some extra rep for it .

Oli
A tutorial for one setting? Naaaa...
If it's a hard to find or obscure setting then it would be worth while, besides if it's only one setting it means less effort to make the tutorial.

If you don't I may make it .

Oli
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08 Apr 2010   #17
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post

Why not make a tutorial on this?

It would sure help a lot of people by the sounds of it.

Plus if you're lucky you might get some extra rep for it .

Oli
A tutorial for one setting? Naaaa...
If it's a hard to find or obscure setting then it would be worth while, besides if it's only one setting it means less effort to make the tutorial.

If you don't I may make it .

Oli
Can I at least wait a couple of days to make sure that was actually it?

The last thing the MODs here need is a tutorial with bogus information.
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08 Apr 2010   #18
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post

A tutorial for one setting? Naaaa...
If it's a hard to find or obscure setting then it would be worth while, besides if it's only one setting it means less effort to make the tutorial.

If you don't I may make it .

Oli
Can I at least wait a couple of days to make sure that was actually it?

The last thing the MODs here need is a tutorial with bogus information.
Good point, but I'm sure pretty sure you've fixed it.

Oli
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08 Apr 2010   #19
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post

If it's a hard to find or obscure setting then it would be worth while, besides if it's only one setting it means less effort to make the tutorial.

If you don't I may make it .

Oli
Can I at least wait a couple of days to make sure that was actually it?

The last thing the MODs here need is a tutorial with bogus information.
Good point, but I'm sure pretty sure you've fixed it.

Oli
I'm not. It seems to be the fix but confidence takes time... especially if I'm going to publish my results.


Just because it worked a couple of times in testing does not mean there's any perminence to the solution.... Lets give it a week or two in real use and see what happens.
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08 Apr 2010   #20
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I am glad you found the solution. I checked the properties on my network adapters and I could not find that option. But mine is a desktop.
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