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lnx
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Link to the Intel Support Article PSP Causes Connection Issues:
https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005645/network-and-io/wireless.html)

What is the procedure for Linux Machines?
I am using the Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Driver - 3.2.6-k module on a Dell Latitude E6520.

In the README for Linux* Base Driver for Intel® Gigabit Ethernet Network Connections (https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005480/network-and-i-o/ethernet-products...) an option called "SmartPowerDownEnable" is described:
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Valid Range: 0-1
Allows Phy to turn off in lower power states. The user can turn off this
parameter in supported chipsets."
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Is this the correct setting to change and is 0 the correct value?

Or is it the "EEE (Energy Efficient Ethernet)" setting?
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Valid Range: 0-1
0 = Disables EEE
1 = Enables EEE

A link between two EEE-compliant devices will result in periodic bursts of data
followed by periods where the link is in an idle state. This Low Power Idle
(LPI) state is supported at 1 Gbps and 100 Mbps link speeds.

NOTES:
- EEE support requires auto-negotiation.
- Both link partners must support EEE.
- EEE is not supported on all Intel(R) Ethernet Network devices or at all link
speeds.

Example:

# ethtool --show-eee <ethX>
# ethtool --set-eee <ethX> [eee on|off]
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Or something completely different. What are the instructions to change the setting permanent?

Best regards and thank you very much in advance!

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AndrewG_Intel
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Hello @lnx

Thank you for posting on the Intel® communities.


Intel® Wireless related-questions and Intel® Ethernet Network related-questions are handled under separate forums.

Since the first link you shared is regarding Intel® Wireless adapters but the second one is referring to Intel® Gigabit Network Connections, could you please confirm if this request is regarding Wireless or Ethernet devices? This is for us to provide you with proper assistance.


Also, please confirm the full/exact model of your Intel® Network card related to the questions on this thread.


Best regards,

Andrew G.

Intel Customer Support Technician


lnx
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Hi @AndrewG_Intel 

Thank you for your reply! My question is Wireless-card related.

My network card is as follows: Centrino Advanced-N 6205

 

Best regards

AndrewG_Intel
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Hello @lnx

Thank you for your response.


We would like to inform you that due to the Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205 has been discontinued, Intel Customer Service no longer supports inquiries for it, but perhaps fellow community members have the knowledge to jump in and help. You may also find the Discontinued Products website helpful to address your request.


You can verify this product's discontinuance status using the following links:


Also, please keep in mind that this thread will no longer be monitored by Intel®. However, we will leave it open so other users may participate. Thank you for understanding.


Best regards,

Andrew G.

Intel Customer Support Technician


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