Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Enable Or Disable Modern Standby Network Connectivity In Windows 11

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In Windows 11, there are two power models for PCs: S3 and Modern Standby. The S3 standard is the oldest and it’s not capable of the instant-on that consumers expect from modern devices. Modern Standby is capable of withstanding all the modern chipsets and can be integrated across the breadth of tablets and PCs today. The first integration of Modern Standby was Connected Standby, which first shipped in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.

Connected Standby and consequently Modern standby, enable an instant on/instant off user experience, similar to smartphone power models. Just like the other phones, the S0 low power idle enables the system to stay connected. To the network while in low power mode.

Modern Standby system can be Connected (enabled), disconnected (disabled), or managed by Windows to allow network connectivity during standby. This behavior is detected by the hardware or by configuration.

  • Connected Modern Standby: this will allow you to stay connected to the network while on standby. This helps to still receive notifications about emails VolP calls, and so on, but it will use more battery.
  • Disconnected Modern Standby: which allows for longer battery life. But you will not have the chance to stay for a long time by connecting to the network while on standby.
  • Managed by Windows: this will allow Windows to manage network connectivity during standby.

On any Modern Standby system whether connected or disconnected, the system will be in S0 while on standby. The following scenarios are allowed to work:

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  • Background activity
  • Faster resume from a low-power state

This article will guide you on how to enable or disable the network connectivity in Windows 11. There are four ways to enable or disable Modern Standby connectivity in Windows 11.

1. By using the Power option

  • Open the Control Panel in icon view, and click on the Power Option
  • Tap on the Change Plan Settings for your active power plan
  • Further, click on the Change advanced power settings link
  • Expand and open the Network connectivity in standby settings using under the group with the same name as the currently selected power plan
  • In both the On Battery and Plugged in drop menus for the Network connectivity in the Standby setting. Then select Enable (AC default), Display, or Managed by Windows (battery default) for what you want, and click on OK.

2. Enable or Disable Modern Standby Network connectivity in Windows terminal

  • Firstly, open Windows Terminal and select either Windows PowerShell or Command Prompt.
  • Copy and paste the below command when On Battery or plugged in into Windows Terminal and press Enter button.

On Battery

(Enable)​
powercfg /setdcvalueindex scheme_current sub_none F15576E8-98B7-4186-B944-EAFA664402D9 1
(Disable)​
powercfg /setdcvalueindex scheme_current sub_none F15576E8-98B7-4186-B944-EAFA664402D9 0
(Managed by Windows – Default)​
powercfg /setdcvalueindex scheme_current sub_none F15576E8-98B7-4186-B944-EAFA664402D9 2

Plugged in

(Enable – Default)​
powercfg /setacvalueindex scheme_current sub_none F15576E8-98B7-4186-B944-EAFA664402D9 1
(Disable)​
powercfg /setacvalueindex scheme_current sub_none F15576E8-98B7-4186-B944-EAFA664402D9 0
(Managed by Windows)​
powercfg /setacvalueindex scheme_current sub_none F15576E8-98B7-4186-B944-EAFA664402D9 2
  • Therefore, after this you can close Windows Terminal.

3. Enable or Disable Network connectivity while in Modern Standby in Local Group Policy Editor

  • Firstly, open the Local group policy editor (gpedit. msc)
  • Head towards the location below in the left pane of the local group policy editor
  • First, click on the computer configuration
  • Later tap on Administrative Templets and then select System
  • Next tap on Power Management and then Sleep settings
  • On the right side of the sleep settings in the Local Group Policy editor double click on the Allow network connectivity during connected standby (plugged in)policy to edit it.
  • If you want to always enable, always disable, or undo follow the below steps:
  • To always enable the network connectivity select the dot Enable and click OK.
  • To always disable the network connectivity select the dot Disable and click OK.
  • The default setting of users for network connectivity while in Modern Standby when Plugged in (AC).
  • For this select the dot Not Configured then click on OK.
  • When finished, the user can close the Local Group Policy Editor if they like.

4. Enable or Disable Modern Standby Network Connectivity using REG file

  • First, do plug in or On battery to do what you have to do.
  • When plugged in (AC): Download the REG file you want to use

Always_Disable_Modern_Standby_network_connectivity_when_Plugged_In.reg

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Power\PowerSettings\f15576e8-98b7-4186-b944-eafa664402d9]
"ACSettingIndex"=dword:00000000
Or
Always_Enable_Modern_Standby_network_connectivity_when_Plugged_In.reg
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Power
\PowerSettings\f15576e8-98b7-4186-b944-eafa664402d9]
"ACSettingIndex"=dword:00000001
Or
Default_Not_Configured_Modern_Standby_network_connectivity_when_Plugged_In.reg
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Power\PowerSettings\f15576e8-98b7-4186-b944-eafa664402d9]
"ACSettingIndex"=-

On Battery :

Always_Disable_Modern_Standby_network_connectivity_On_Battery.reg

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Code:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Power\PowerSettings\f15576e8-98b7-4186-b944-eafa664402d9]

"DCSettingIndex"=dword:00000000

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Or

Always_Enable_Modern_Standby_network_connectivity_On_Battery.reg

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Power\PowerSettings\f15576e8-98b7-4186-b944-eafa664402d9]
"DCSettingIndex"=dword:00000001
Or
Default_Not_Configured_Modern_Standby_network_connectivity_On_Battery.reg
Code:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Power\PowerSettings\f15576e8-98b7-4186-b944-eafa664402d9]
"DCSettingIndex"=-
  • Therefore, save this .reg file to your desktop.
  • Double click on the download .reg file to merge them.
  • Next, click on the Run, Yes (UAC), and OK to approve to merge.
  • Further, Restart your computer to apply if you want to delete the downloaded .reg file if you want to.

In short, this article guides the users on how to enable or disable Modern standby Network connectivity in Windows 11.

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Priyanka Kapse
Priyanka Kapse
Priyanka is an avid reader and tech enthusiast who believe that writing is an art that speaks from the heart.

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