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Network card power management settings - dvuber - 02-27-2012 07:42 PM

I recently upgraded from a A-110 to the A-300. Everything seems to be working great except for I tend to drop the connection to the A-300 over my network regularly. I have to reboot my computer, unplug the A-300, unplug the router and then once I reconnect everything, the A-300 gets an IP address and I can map a drive to it from my computer.

The issue seems to be with my network card's power management settings. I am running Windows 7 and have a Broadcom 5751 card. In device manager for the network card, there is a setting for "Allow this computer to turn off the device to save power". I unchecked that and it seems to hold its connection to the A-300. But every time I reboot my computer, that setting is erased and I go back in and the box is checked again. This causes the connection to the A-300 to be dropped. Why won't this setting stick? I don't remember having this problem with my A-110. Is there a setting in Windows 7 I am missing in addition to the setting in Device Manager?

Any help you can provide is appreciated. I am tired of constantly updating the setting and rebooting all devices just so I can access the A-300 from my PC.

This is the driver I am using for my network card, http://www.broadcom.com/support/ethernet_nic/netxtreme_desktop.php

Thanks!