Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Most of the time, I need to have an active VPN connection when working from my home PC.

I've discovered, that if the VPN is active, and I leave the computer, the computer does not go to sleep automatically, as it should. If i disconnect VPN, it works.

Why is that ? How can I ensure that my PC can go into sleep mode automatically even with the VPN connection on ?

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Shortcut is to set a timeout for VPN connection in properties... Usability of this approach depends on how fast you want to switch on the sleep-mode.

share|improve this answer
+1, I will experiment with this - One of the primary uses is Exchange mail and RDP connections though - so even though I am not at the computer, I am guessing that the connection will seldomly go idle - So I am hoping someone can post an answer that will allow the computer to go to sleep while the VPN is on. – driis Apr 4 '10 at 22:37

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.