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Network stays on at 1Gb after shutdown...with Windows 7 it would just shutdown with the rest. Is there a way to make the NIC behave as in Windows 7, this is not the router's computer.

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Disable Wake on Lan in the bios. If you have WOL enabled, then the NIC stays on so it can wake up the computer.

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Wake on LAN IS disabled. Installing Ubuntu 11.04 created this situation, on Windows 7 the NIC would shutdown. I never changed it in the BIOS and it is still off, but Ubuntu seems to keep it up. I'm sure its just a flag somewhere...but where... – Louis Vezina Jul 7 '11 at 17:09
You can configure WOL with ethtool but the default is normally set by the bios. Windows usually ignores the bios setting and disables it unless you explicitly enable it in device manager. – psusi Jul 7 '11 at 18:32

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