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Keep waking up from sleep

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    Keep waking up from sleep


    When I put my computer to sleep, it keeps waking up all on it's own. Why won't it stay asleep? Is this a problem with my computer or Windows8?

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    Is your computer connected to the network via Ethernet?
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    I have no idea. I have Time Warner cable and a router. I use it for my tablet and laptop as well as my computer but never at the same time. I seldom use the laptop or tablet and so it is not from them. My son thought it was my use on my table that made it wake up but it happens when I am not using anything. Our phone is the only other thing on Time Warner. I had the same set up with Vista and my computer stays asleep so it must be Windows 8.
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    Check in the device manager, network adapters, properties of the network interface card that you are using, look at the power management tab, box checked, allow this device to wake the computer...
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    How do I get to device manager on Win 8?
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    ...go to the bottom left corner and right click...
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    OK I got this far and then got lost: Check in the device manager, network adapters, properties of the network interface card

    I didn't see anything like this there. No power management tab.

    that you are using, look at the power management tab, box checked, allow this device to wake the computer...
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    Here is a screenshot of the properties for the NIC and the Wifi, both have power management tabs.

    Click image for larger version
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    Oh ok, I didn't click on the realtec one but the other one. I found it and will try it and check it out. I'll let you know if it works.
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    OK that worked for a few days but now it won't even go to sleep. Well, it goes to sleep but wakes up just a minute later. I repeated your directions but do I have to do this every time I restart the computer???
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