I am trying to troubleshoot a network error in Third party software. They are telling me the network card may be powering off. I find this hard to believe.
What does the NIC power management rely on? Does it rely on the system power settings?
Example: If the system power settings are set to never sleep or hibernate. Will the NIC power still turn off if the device setting are set to "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"?