Question about Intel Ethernet 10/100 Network Adapter
Hello! We just purchased a Dell Inspiron 530S with Windows Vista Home Premium. Initial hook-up and operation with no problems. Internet connection via Verizon DSL using modem and Netgear wireless router WGR614 with LAN cable to PC, other notebook connected wireless.
When the PC goes to "sleep" mode, the router "turns off" and the wireless connection with other notebooks are lost, as well. Turning the PC on from "sleep" mode, the router connection is not recovered unless the PC do a complete restart OR we unplug then plug the LAN cable to the adapter then do a network diagnostic repair process. We went to device manager to configure the ethernet adapter not to turn off in sleep mode but the problem still exists. We even tried connecting the DSL modem directly to PC via LAN and "sleep" mode also disconnects internet connection when turned back on from "sleep". We already called Dell Support but cannot provide guided solution. Also called Netgear and they claim it is not router problem but (maybe) ethernet adapter settings issue. Please help.
I have the same network card.
Never had this problem with Vista (32 bit) but recently switched to Win7 (64 bit) and had the same problem as you.
I solved by going under Control Panel->hardware->network card properties->power save and unchecking "Allow pc to switch off the device to save power"
Posted on Nov 23, 2009
I have had the exact same problem but I noticed that going into the system's power settings and change the PCI Express Link State Power Management setting to off.
Since I did this, I have not experience the problem again.
Posted on Apr 02, 2010
Hi, I'm the "jrsugar" poster above.
Can anyone tell me where to change the setting described by the Guest poster: I just tried tuning off "reduce link speed during standby" in the network driver option"? I cannot find this option anywhere in Vista.
The solution I finally arrived at is to completely disable my computer from entering sleep mode. To do this go to Control Panel->Power Options->Edit Plan Settings and change the "Put the computer to sleep" setting to "Never". This works ok for me because I have a desktop computer, not a laptop. It would be nice to make use of Vista's powersaving capabilities but not unless they actually work! With this option, my computer NEVER loses its LAN connection anymore.
I hope this helps someone in similar misery with Vista and the Dell Inspiron 530s!
Posted on Aug 26, 2008
The problem is due to the network card not switching on at startup. The solution is to go into the BIOS (press F2 on startup) and visit the Power Management area and change the wake up policy from S3 to S1. Enjoy! Someone tell Dell.
Posted on Oct 10, 2009
I tried many solutions, but none of the worked. I still have the problem on Windows 7 64bit, it worked fine in Vista. The funny thing is that the problem usually only occurs if I put the computer to sleep a 2nd or 3rd time.
At this point, I might as well just buy a new adapter. I doubt Intel even cares about this problem.
Posted on Dec 31, 2009
It is really a driver problem - try http://www.intel.com/support/network/detect.htm for updated driver. I had 32-bit Vista and had no problem - now have 64-bit Win 7 with 184.108.40.206 and have same problem.
Posted on Dec 05, 2009
Similar problem with XP Pro SP2, Intel 82562V-2 10/100 on Dell Vostro, Belkin G router. Windows will often say network cable is disconnected. I haven't isolated the problem to power management, but I wouldn't be surprised after seeing your post. Tried different cables, ports, and no other network devices have the problem. I just tried tuning off "reduce link speed during standby" in the network driver options maybe that will fix it. Before here are the things I would have to do to get it to work: unplug cable, wait (for several seconds), plug it back in, retry, retry, or restart the computer. When it isn't working there are no ethernet LED's on, if the lights come on when I replug the cable in then it works, but this does not always happen.
Posted on Jul 26, 2008
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Posted on Jul 26, 2008
If you're using your system as the Host for the other systems, turn off your sleep mode. The Host should be active at ALL times.
Posted on Nov 06, 2009
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