Windows 10: how to fix lost wireless connection upon waking computer from sleep

Do you find it annoying that your Windows 10 PC forces you to reconnect your wireless upon awakening your PC from sleep? Yes it’s a rather annoying default setting that doesn’t make a lot of sense. When the PC wakes up, it should reconnect automatically. There are at least a couple of solutions.. you could prevent your computer from going to sleep, or you can disable the network adapter from participating in the sleep event. I’ll show the solution using the latter method.

Firstly, locate the network adapter properties. There are a few ways to do it – I think the easiest way is via Device Manager. Right-mouse click the Start icon and select Device Manager. Then locate Network Adapters and then expand (click on the triangle) and right-mouse click the relevant device (probably the wireless one) similar to the following figure:

network-settings

 

Then click the Power Management tab, and uncheck the Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power, and click OK.

disable-power-management

 

That’s all!

New year, new desk

As you’ve undoubtedly heard, sitting at desk is akin to the “new smoking”, i.e. long-term sitting is thought to be not good, and could lead to issue down the track. For me personally, I’ve found it’s hard to maintain a good posture while seating (despite my best intentions and efforts). So this year I opted to try a stand-up desk. Fortunately I have an old Ikea Jerker desk which is very configurable. Ikea discontinued this desk several years ago. The table area itself can be raised to virtually any height. I now have a bar chair, which is easy to move in or out as needed. I often start the day standing, and try to stand for as long as possible before bringing the chair back in. So far, I’ve found for periods requiring concentration, I tend to prefer sitting. Let’s see how it goes..