How to Add or Remove "Networking connectivity in Standby" from Power Options in Windows 10


Modern Standby systems can be connected or disconnected to Wi-Fi or a wireless local area network (WLAN) while in standby. This behavior is dictated by the hardware and/or by configuration.

The Network connectivity in Standby setting in Power Options allows users to specify to enable (default), disable, or Managed by Windows the network connection state in Standby.

  • Disable - Never disconnect from the network when the device is asleep and on battery power.
  • Enable - Always disconnect from the network when the device is asleep and on battery power.
  • Managed by Windows - Only important apps that have been recently used are permitted to maintain access to the network. Apps designated as important are:

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Networking connectivity in Standby setting in Power Options for all users in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to add or remove this setting in Power Options.



Contents

  • Option One: Add or Remove "Networking connectivity in Standby" in Power Options using Command Prompt
  • Option Two: Add or Remove "Networking connectivity in Standby" in Power Options using REG file



EXAMPLE: "Networking connectivity in Standby" under power plan name in Power Options
Add Networking connectivity in Standby to Power Options in Windows 10-networking_connectivity_in_standby_power-options.png






OPTION ONE

Add or Remove "Networking connectivity in Standby" in Power Options using Command Prompt


1 Open an elevated command prompt.

2 Type the command below you want to use into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter.

(Add)
powercfg -attributes F15576E8-98B7-4186-B944-EAFA664402D9 -ATTRIB_HIDE

OR

(Remove - default)
powercfg -attributes F15576E8-98B7-4186-B944-EAFA664402D9 +ATTRIB_HIDE

3 You can now close the elevated command prompt if you like.






OPTION TWO

Add or Remove "Networking connectivity in Standby" in Power Options using REG file


The downloaded .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\F15576E8-98B7-4186-B944-EAFA664402D9

Attributes DWORD

1 = Remove
2 = Add


1 Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


2 To Add "Networking connectivity in Standby" to Power Options

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Add_Networking_connectivity_in_Standby_to_Power_Options.reg

Download


3 To Remove "Networking connectivity in Standby" from Power Options

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Remove_Networking_connectivity_in_Standby_from_Power_Options.reg

Download

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn