I want to Disable Power Savings on the Network Adapters in Windows.
I have found many articles, basically all claiming to tell how to accomplish exactly what I'm looking for, however, in all cases, the power savings is somehow re-enabled nearly every time the computer is rebooted.
Most articles recommend either un-checking the box(es) in the configuration of the network adapter, and/or using a particular registry key (see below).
I'm stumped! I've been a computer consultant for over 30 years, and have spent at least 100 hours on this. I had never seen this "problem" before a few months ago, but it now seems to be prevalent on most computers.
This is on MANY computers.........both Windows XP, Windows 7 (both 32-bit & 64-bit). I manually change the settings on the NIC (Network Card) to not have any power savings enabled (no boxes checked), and they re-check themselves upon rebooting. I have also set the following registry key to 280 (and have also tried 56 and 36), but it also resets itself upon rebooting (usually to 256):
I have found that when I manually un-check the configuration box(es)...........windows automatically adjusts the (above) registry key to be correct (280), however, if I manually adjust the key myself.........windows does NOT automatically un-check the box(es). Allegedly, they would be un-checked upon rebooting the system, however, that never occurs.