Wifi doesnt wake from sleep

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  1. bill-e

    bill-e New Member

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    Hi Folks,

    I dont have an SP4 but I'm curious if you guys experience the same thing that I am experiencing with my GB 12.

    If my tablet has been in sleep mode for a long time when I wake it up I have no wifi. I must either disable/enable the adapter a few times or reboot to get it back. Is this a Win10 issue or my GB?

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    My SP4 stays connected to wifi even when placed in sleep mode.
     
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    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    My Surface Book stays connected to WiFi even when I am placed in sleep mode!
     
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    I had this problem with hibernation and found a solution. Search on this forum for a thread titled "Wi-Fi Doesn't Connect Properly on Resume from Hibernation."
     
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    Weird but I don't have the Power Management option as mentioned in that thread.
     
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    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    @next_milenium,

    Apologies. Windows 10 has been improving, and settings have been migrating to the new interface.

    You will find the setting under Power & sleep, Network connection. See illustration.

    stay_awake.jpg
     
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    sharpuser, have you noticed much of a battery drain doing this?
     
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    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I was thinking someone may ask this.

    I was expecting quite a battery drain when I started doing this on both my Surface Book units months ago. I am delighted to report that the battery drain is very slight. When I am using one Surface Book for days on end and unplugging / ignoring the other, battery drain in the unused machine means that after about 62 hours, it shuts off the network connection. Until then, I can wake the machine via a VPN service.
     

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