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how can I keep an internet wireless connection while my laptop is in sleep mode

#1
Hi.

Please I need some help.
I want to know how can I keep an internet wireless connection while my laptop is in sleep mode, or maybe another way to keep only essential hardware functions so I don't loose my connection while I'm playing online games and at the same time saving energy, also preventing overheating my laptop (which is my main concern) :)

By the way I'm using windows 7 x64.

Thanks in advance.
Regards.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Hewlett-Packard HP Pavilion dv4-2145dx Notebook PC
    CPU
    AMD Turion(tm) II Dual-Core Mobile M520 2.30 GHz
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard 3642
    Memory
    4.00 GB Dual Channel DDR2-SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility RADEON HD 4200 (RS880M)
#2
Re: Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems

Please help me :(
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Hewlett-Packard HP Pavilion dv4-2145dx Notebook PC
    CPU
    AMD Turion(tm) II Dual-Core Mobile M520 2.30 GHz
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard 3642
    Memory
    4.00 GB Dual Channel DDR2-SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility RADEON HD 4200 (RS880M)

Arvinwebb

Vista Lover
Vista Guru
#3
Hello Nightmare06, welcome to the forum.

Right click on network device in device manager and go upto top and hit power management. Then uncheck the box that says "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power". That may fix, let me know if it works.

Thanks.
Arvin
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP dv2519tu pavillion Laptop
    CPU
    1.50 GHz
    Motherboard
    Winstron
    Memory
    2.5 gig RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel onboard
    Sound Card
    Conexant HD Smart Audio HD2
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP Brightview Display
    Screen Resolution
    1280X800
    Hard Drives
    SATA - 160 + 500 GB
    PSU
    HP
    Case
    HP Laptop
    Cooling
    Air
    Mouse
    HP
    Keyboard
    HP Laptop
    Internet Speed
    4 MB/SEC-Download, 2 MB/SEC-Upload
#4
Hello Nightmare06, welcome to the forum.

Right click on network device in device manager and go upto top and hit power management. Then uncheck the box that says "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power". That may fix, let me know if it works.

Thanks.
Arvin
Hi, thanks!

But still disconnects :(

I have tried on my two wireless network devices, the internal WiFi Adapter (802.11b/g/n WLAN) and a USB wireless device, I did what you said on both but they still disconnect when getting in sleep mode :/

Maybe I need another device to be working in sleep mode too to be able to maintain connection, like the hard disk?, I don't know.

Thanks again, regards.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Hewlett-Packard HP Pavilion dv4-2145dx Notebook PC
    CPU
    AMD Turion(tm) II Dual-Core Mobile M520 2.30 GHz
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard 3642
    Memory
    4.00 GB Dual Channel DDR2-SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility RADEON HD 4200 (RS880M)
#5
Nightmare,
Think about what you just said....."working in sleep mode too to be able to maintain connection!"

I don't know of any device(humans included) that will continue to work(stay connected) while
in sleep mode.
No I am not being a smart butt............just trying to be helpful.
This of course is my opinion only!
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilon Elite
    CPU
    Intel(R)Core(TM)2 Quad CPU q6600@2.4GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS eK Berkeley
    Memory
    4GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2408 Vivid Color Widescreen LCD
    Cooling
    That's where I keep my beer
    Mouse
    MS WIRELESS
    Keyboard
    MS WIRELESS
    Internet Speed
    AT&T Uverse DSL
#6
Nightmare,
Think about what you just said....."working in sleep mode too to be able to maintain connection!"

I don't know of any device(humans included) that will continue to work(stay connected) while
in sleep mode.
No I am not being a smart butt............just trying to be helpful.
This of course is my opinion only!
Hey The Howling Wolves,

So what about the heart, lungs, brain...?, what I understand of "sleep mode", is that the computer is saving energy so maybe I can keep some functions working to be able to keep me connected.

I just don't know what devices are required to keep the internet connection, it seems that keeping only the wireless network adapter is not enough. This is for online gaming purposes ;).

Regards.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Hewlett-Packard HP Pavilion dv4-2145dx Notebook PC
    CPU
    AMD Turion(tm) II Dual-Core Mobile M520 2.30 GHz
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard 3642
    Memory
    4.00 GB Dual Channel DDR2-SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility RADEON HD 4200 (RS880M)
#7

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilon Elite
    CPU
    Intel(R)Core(TM)2 Quad CPU q6600@2.4GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS eK Berkeley
    Memory
    4GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2408 Vivid Color Widescreen LCD
    Cooling
    That's where I keep my beer
    Mouse
    MS WIRELESS
    Keyboard
    MS WIRELESS
    Internet Speed
    AT&T Uverse DSL

Arvinwebb

Vista Lover
Vista Guru
#8
Hello Nightmare,

There are four levels of sleep mode-s1-s2-s3-s4,,,,not real sure if you can totally keep network connection is one of the upper levels of sleep, but you are probably loosing your connection because of it....as i stated, you might check your bios and see if you have any settings in there that you can change.

With all power saving levels you face a trade-off. Resume time (include the time to re-establish a network connection in this) vs power savings. If you need quick access to your network connection, a better solution might be to just have your screen off and your HD spun-down. This will save significant power but isn't actually an S1 through S4 state.

For overnight sleeping, you need at least S3. Anything other than that wastes significant power and is also noisy as the fans generally remain running.

But anyway if you want to be connected in sleepmode anyway, change the sleep mose in your BIOS and change it from ACPI Mode 3 to Mode 1, this will result in less power saving during sleep, but also fewer sleep related issues.

Power issues with Windows can be very difficult to troubleshoot, and can often be software related.

Thanks.
Arvin
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP dv2519tu pavillion Laptop
    CPU
    1.50 GHz
    Motherboard
    Winstron
    Memory
    2.5 gig RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel onboard
    Sound Card
    Conexant HD Smart Audio HD2
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP Brightview Display
    Screen Resolution
    1280X800
    Hard Drives
    SATA - 160 + 500 GB
    PSU
    HP
    Case
    HP Laptop
    Cooling
    Air
    Mouse
    HP
    Keyboard
    HP Laptop
    Internet Speed
    4 MB/SEC-Download, 2 MB/SEC-Upload