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Published on 04.13.09 by Brent Trahan

Set the Wireless Adapter Power Settings in Windows 7

Learn how to set the wireless adapters power settings in Windows 7.

Set the Wireless Adapter Power Settings

  1. Open the Control Panel in the Start menu.
  2. Open Power Options in the Control Panel.

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    Note: If Power Options is not available, change View by to Large icons at the top right of the Control Panel.

  3. Click Change plan settings next to the power plan you want to edit.

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  4. Click Change advanced power settings.

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  5. Click Change settings that are currently unavailable.

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  6. Set the Power Saving Mode under Wireless Adapter Settings and then click OK to save the settings.

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  1. Derek says:

    What are the differences between the various power options? I can’t seem the information published anywhere. Why would I choose one configuration for wireless power use over another (Maximum power savings vs. other)

  2. Karl says:

    Nice guide. What is the effect on battery life if you use maximum performance for “on battery” as well?

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