I have a new Asus Zenbook UX32 and I have set power options to "do nothing" on laptop lid close. I also went into the hardware settings and made sure the network adapter and wireless adapter were set so that windows shouldn't cut them off to save power. I looked around the internet and it seems that a lot of people have this problem but I can't find a satisfactory solution. Thanks
So when you close the lid on the laptop it stays on ? What do you mean by killing the network , is closing the lid shutting off the router or modem or the network card can you be a little more specific on what is happening.
When I close the lid, the screen is supposed to go off but everything else should keep working. This is mostly useful for downloading stuff. Close the lid (when plugged in) and your downloads will complete. The problem is, is when I close the lid, the network connection drops off. I don't know why this is happening... I would guess that the network card is somehow being put to sleep but I have no way of confirming this.
I can't be sure but there may be a setting in the bios for letting the network card or other parts hibernate or sleep when off to conserve power. The only other place for the power to be shut off or something to be put to sleep is in the power management of the power plans.