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Ethernet connection keeps sleeping

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#1 Mklangelo


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Posted 03 June 2018 - 05:52 AM

I have a hard wired Ethernet connection with the Wifi turned off because I got sick and tired of the connection flip flopping back and forth.  But with Wifi disabled, the Ethernet still drops out if I don't use it for several minutes.  As soon as I try to load a page, after about 30 seconds, it comes back on.


I really don't have a clue why since I have the Ethernet connection configured not to do that power saving thing.  It's a laptop we're talking about here but it's always plugged in and on my desk.  



Any help on this would be greatly appreciated!



Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 03 June 2018 - 04:16 PM.
Moved from Win 10 to 'Networking'.

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 04:53 AM

This can be caused by faulty port, LAN card or Lan cable.
Try changing the router port and observer if the issue persists if yes change the cable (rebooting your router is strongly recommended.
In case you still have this issue after all of the changes you can change your the Lan card speed as something that might be really helpful.
Local Area Connection ---> Properties --> configure --> Link Speed --> from the drop-down menu pick Half Duplex 10mbps 
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 01:09 PM

I would also check for any updated drivers for your Ethernet adapter.

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