Wireless NIC card power management

Microsoft Windows 7 professional - upgra...
July 2, 2010 at 11:44:54
Specs: Windows 7
Upon waking from sleep mode, the wireless NIC card is disabled because the OS has turned off power to the device. On the device Properties > Power Management tab, I've de-selected the option "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power." Several times. Many times. The setting is not retained. After de-selecting it, I reconfirm that the setting is retained. However, the next time it wakes from sleep mode, guess what -- the setting has been returned to the default mode, enabled. Any suggestions on resolving this?

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#1
July 2, 2010 at 14:13:22
Make a custom power scheme for your liking and save it. For some reason, if you don't create your own scheme, it will always return to the default.

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#2
July 10, 2010 at 08:56:54
The NIC card does not appear to be controlled by a power
scheme. There are no settings in the power scheme for a NIC
card. The issue is more specific: when I set the power settings
for the NIC card in Device Manager, they are not retained.

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#3
July 10, 2010 at 09:40:12
control panle/device manager/network adapter/ your nic/power management

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#4
July 10, 2010 at 10:03:49
Yes, you're right, I misread your post, sorry.

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#5
July 10, 2010 at 11:02:08
I know how to access the power settings for the NIC Card
adapter. The problem is that Windows 7 is not retaining the
settings.

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#6
July 10, 2010 at 12:13:50
Curious, is this computer desktop or laptop? If the former, we don't recommend using any of Windows 7 sleep options. The only advantage of the Sleep options is to conserve laptop battery.

i_Xp/Vista/W7User


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#7
July 22, 2010 at 12:52:59
This is a desktop. I prefer to use sleep mode to conserve electricity. In any case, I can't control the NIC power supply settings.

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#8
July 22, 2010 at 22:22:37
"wireless NIC card". Does that mean a USB dongle? If so, it is a USB device so if there are any power settings they would need to control USB devices.

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