How come my computer will not hibernate if it is connected via ethernet?

by on February 4, 2012

Q: My computer seems to hibernate only when it is connected through a wireless router….because when it is connected via the ethernet cable… it never hibernates even though I have it set to…what is happening that it doesn’t hibernate when cable connected but does hibernate when wireless router connected?


3 Responses to “How come my computer will not hibernate if it is connected via ethernet?”
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    My assumption would be that you have, in your bios setting, “wake on lan” turned on. What this does is it tells your system to wake up if anyone tries to connect to it via the ethernet. This is probably stopping it from sleeping when it is connected to your computer via ethernet.

     
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    so how do you change that setting?

     
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      The exact steps depends on what type of computer you are using. The gist of it is that you need to go into the BIOS and you need to turn the setting off.

      Depending on what type of computer you use you either hold F12 when you boot, Delete, or some other key to get you into the BIOS and all BIOS’s are different so from there you would look around until you find the option.