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Ethernet connection doesn't work after waking from sleep

  1. #1

    Posts : 15
    Windows 8.1 64-bit

    Ethernet connection doesn't work after waking from sleep

    I am currently using an Ethernet cable plugged directly into my motherboard for internet access. The other end is plugged into an electrical outlet adapter that I believe uses the electrical wires in my house to transmit the signal from my router. When I first boot up the PC, everything works fine. However, after the PC goes into sleep mode and I wake it up, the Internet connection no longer works. Usually it has the yellow ! icon and says limited connection. Why is it doing this, and how can I fix it?

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  2. #2

    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2

    Make sure the adapter is not set to go to sleep state in the device properties, in Device Manager. Also it could be an issue with the Ethernet over Power adapters losing the connection during the computer sleep state.

    What is the mfg & model of the EOP adapters and router/gateway.
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  3. #3

    Forever West
    Posts : 592
    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1

    uses the electrical wires in my house
    That most likely is what is known as a powerline network. As for the Sleep part, could be the USB ports aren't waking up as they should, might have some settings in Control Panel, Power Options that will help if changed. That's just one of the issues or problems with using Sleep and Hibernation, I turn those of as I don't need to futz with them.
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  4. #4

    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Have found, probably like most here, enabling any kind of sleep, power saving, efficiency mode on ports and adapters is not worth the headaches.
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