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How to disable a Network device from waking the computer from Standby mode.

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NOTE: This procedure also can be used to allow a Network device to wake the computer from Standby mode.

  1. Click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.
  2. In the Control Panel window, click System and Maintenance.
  3. In the System and Maintenance window, click Device Manager.

    NOTE: If prompted for an administrator password or a User Account Control prompt is displayed, type the appropriate password or click Continue.

  4. In the Device Manager window, click the Plus (+) button next to Network Adapters.
  5. Under Network Adapters, double-click the Network Device you want to configure.

    NOTE: The exact name of the Network Device will vary depending on your model computer.

  6. In the Network Device name Properties window, click the Power Management tab.
  7. On the Power Management tab, in the box next to Allow this device to wake the computer, click to place a check if you want the device to wake the computer or remove the check if you do not, and then click the OK button.
  8. In the Device Manager window, click the X in the upper-right corner to close the window.
  9. In the System and Maintenance window, click the X in the upper-right corner to close the window.