1.    27 Nov 2015 #1

    Windows 10 machine in sleep mode but there is network activity , why?

    I just upgraded from Win 7 to Win 10. The computer is connected to the home network via a gigabit switch. I notice that when the computer is in sleep mode ,there is still network activity but only the 10 mb/s connection LED is lit. When I had win7 OS and computer is in sleep mode , that same LED on the network switch would be off signifying no network activity at all .

    Is this normal for Win 10 ?
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
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       27 Nov 2015 #2

    Yes. The network adapter is powered on at 10 mbps so that it can receive a Wake On Lan signal if one is sent.
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  3.    27 Nov 2015 #3

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Yes. The network adapter is powered on at 10 mbps so that it can receive a Wake On Lan signal if one is sent.
    OK I realize this now. I didn't realize that upgrading to win 10 reset this feature back to On. After I turned off Wake on Lan , then the led is shut off. Tks
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