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Ultimate Geek

# 218016 22-Jul-2017 16:27
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I built by PC in 2011 based on a I5-2500K CPU and ASUS P8z68 VPro motherboard with 8 GB DDR3 memory.
I then later updated the graphic card to Geforce GT630 and OS to Win 10 64bit and the HDD to a SSD/HDD system.




Recently whenever the PC goes to sleep - it disconnects from the internet on awaking.
A system check says there is a issue with the ethernet driver, but after a reboot, the issue goes away.

I checked and theres been no driver updates for Win10.




Any thoughts? - I had thought it might be a motherboard fault.
In interim, I have turned off sleep function.




FYI - I really dont want to do a PC update as it still runs very well.
And I am resistant to changing the motherboard as the Socket 1155 is long obsolete.

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  # 1827155 22-Jul-2017 16:37
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What is the NIC identified as under Device Manager? Did you update it via the motherboard manufacturer's website? If so, you could probably find a newer driver from whoever makes the NIC chipset.




You could try disabling the 'turn off this device to save power' option under the Power Management settings for the NIC (via Device Manager)

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  # 1827159 22-Jul-2017 16:44
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OmniouS: You could try disabling the 'turn off this device to save power' option under the Power Management settings for the NIC (via Device Manager) 


Have to agree.


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  # 1827201 22-Jul-2017 17:39
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Thanks for prompt response.


FYI - I have already tried disabling that option but to no effect.
The only resolution so far is to disable sleep option.




I am now wondering if Microsoft update is installing its own driver net1ic64.inf for the MB's ethernet Intel(R) 82579V Gigabit Network Connection


I am looking at Intel the chipset provider to see if they have a driver










OmniouS: You could try disabling the 'turn off this device to save power' option under the Power Management settings for the NIC (via Device Manager) 


Have to agree.




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  # 1827209 22-Jul-2017 17:49
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If it recently and is a driver update, then look for a rollback button on the driver properties in device manager. Finding the correct driver could also work.

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