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    Anybody know why why the computer has been locked or you walk away and come back it takes 2 to 4 minutes for the network connection to come back up. It is quicker to do a restart. This is Windows 7 pro.

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    Hi Blaine,

    very interesting question but thankfully one I have experienced myself.

    Try these tips...

    1. If you have a Dell then you more than likely also have DCP enabled which is Dell Control Point. This basically has custom options for power management, display options etc. specific to Dell hardware. I would check in there under the Power Manager section and click on Vista Power Options. Doing this will actually bring up the Power Options under the Windows 7 Control Panel.

    2. If you don't have DCP then just open the control panel by clicking the Windows button and then Control Panel. Once there, change the View by: option to Large Icons. By doing this you are able to see everything as individual options (ala Windows XP) and therefore make it easier to find the one we need. In this case Power Options.

    3. Open the Power Options and under Select a Power Plan click change plan settings next to whichever one is active.

    4. Once open, click Change advanced power settings and verify these options...

    5. Under PCI Express verify that Link State Power Management is set to Off for the Plugged in: option. On Battery should also be set to this as well. Be sure to click apply and then OK to exit.

    6. Also navigate to Control Panel, find the Network and Sharing Center and double click it.

    7. On the left you will see a link to Change Adapter Settings...click it.

    8. Find the active Local Area Connection, right click it and go to Properties.

    9. Click Configure under Connect using: and then click the Power Management tab.

    10. Be sure to uncheck all options here and then click ok.

    Make sure you do this for each adapter you use and also remember that each to you have a windows update that installs a newer driver for the NIC it will revert the settings back to defaults and you will have to do this again.

    Hope this helps!

    Ryan

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