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Windows 7: Networking question....

08 Apr 2010   #21
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
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.
So's mine.... NVidia network adaptor, part of the chipset. I've never seen it on any other adaptor, either...


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08 Apr 2010   #22
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Interesting. And thanks for the response. Mine is a DLink card. My machine is too old to have a built in wi-fi adapter.
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08 Apr 2010   #23
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Interesting. And thanks for the response. Mine is a DLink card. My machine is too old to have a built in wi-fi adapter.
Mine's not WiFi....

I hardwire as much as I can... There are jacks all over the house with "grab cables" strategically hidden in convenient places for guests and family to use....

(Grab Cable == Ethernet cable with a small metal disk attached so it sticks to a magnet in a convenient, but hidden, spot... behind an end table, on the side of the china cabinet, etc.)
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08 Apr 2010   #24
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

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.
Well... that wasn't it!

I just opened my local downloads folder (D:\downloads) which is shared and my son, on the night shift this week, comes out of his bedroom, still half asleep, and yells ... "It just $#%$%^ did it again!"... and sure enough.... every machine in the house is spun up.
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08 Apr 2010   #25
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

That is really a bummer. I hoped you had solved it.
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08 Apr 2010   #26
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
That is really a bummer. I hoped you had solved it.
Me too....

Trying with SSDP Service (UPNP Discovery) disabled now....

It's obvious something is sending a broadcast packet ... but what and why remain a mystery.
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08 Apr 2010   #27
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Maybe this is the same problem I am/was having...machines are fully powered off (by power outlet switch) when not used currently.

My kids machine would turn on for no reason and I could not figure it out. It seemed random. I will have to do some testing and see if the same thing is happening here.
After this afternoon's little episode... i would certainly be interested in whatever you discover....
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08 Apr 2010   #28
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
I know this will sound obvious but couldn't you just turn all your PCs off at night when they're not being used?
Ditto. I could never understand why people leave their rigs running all the time. I turn mine off just to catch a 30 minute TV show, then fire it back up. I'm not a big fan of hibernation either. To each their own I guess.
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08 Apr 2010   #29
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMaxData View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
I know this will sound obvious but couldn't you just turn all your PCs off at night when they're not being used?
Ditto. I could never understand why people leave their rigs running all the time. I turn mine off just to catch a 30 minute TV show, then fire it back up. I'm not a big fan of hibernation either. To each their own I guess.
Thing is we aren't using centralized storage... We have a NAS for our movies but the rest of it is scattered all over the network... I have playlists get files from 3 different computers... Yes I know... build a freaking server already....

We're also a shiftwork house... My youngest (still at home ) works shifts as does the better half and with me working from home now, my hours are all over the place... so there's never really a time when there isn't someone awake in the house.

So our machines will be on, usually with the monitors turned off, all the time so that we can get at files without having to sneak into each other's rooms and turn things on...
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08 Apr 2010   #30
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Trying with SSDP Service (UPNP Discovery) disabled now....

It's obvious something is sending a broadcast packet ... but what and why remain a mystery.
Nope... that wasn't it either....

Still open to suggestions here guys.....
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