Posted 11 August 2010 - 06:57 PM
Greetings to all,
I had to replace my onboard ethernet LAN card as it was dying. I replaced it with a Linkys PCI Gigabit ethernet card.
One thing that I noticed is that with the onboard LAN card, the antivirus would update the definitions as scheduled even though the PC was shut down, I could see that the pc was getting an internet signal as the light on my router port was on.
The box that said " Let the computer turn the item off to save energy " was clicked.
Now with the new LAN card, when the pc is shut down, the light on the router port goes out as well.
I was under the impression that when the antivirus update schedule kicked in, that it would process.
Well, it did not. When I came back from a weekend getaway, the antivirus did not update and relayed to me that the database was outdated and needed updating.
So, my question is how can I fix this issue? I thought that the card would let the updates thru even though the pc was off.
Do the onboard Lan cards operate differently from the PCI cards? I now think they do but how?
Any help would be greatly appreciate.
thanks to all