To prevent the network adapter from detecting a link state, follow these steps. Note
The NetBEUI protocol and the IPX protocol do not support Media Sensing.
- Start Registry Editor.
- Locate the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\Tcpip\Parameters
- Add the following registry entry to the Parameters subkey: Name: DisableDHCPMediaSense
Data type: REG_DWORD (Boolean)
Note This entry controls the behavior of Media Sensing. By default, Media Sensing events trigger a DHCP client to take an action. For example, when a connect event occurs, the client tries to obtain a lease. When a disconnect event occurs, the client may invalidate the interface and routes. If you set this value data to 1, DHCP clients and non-DHCP clients ignore Media Sensing events.
- Restart the computer.