Features of Intel® Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Smart Connect Technology will wake your computer periodically to update your applications. The amount of time that the feature waits to wake your computer is set by the slider bar under the Basic tab of the user interface.
The slider bar can be set to wake and update your computer from every five minutes to every 60 minutes. The longer the time between updates, the less power the feature will consume.
Intel® Smart Connect Technology tries to match the update frequency you select in the slider, but it also must account for battery life (if applicable) and system temperature. Intel® Smart Connect Technology will automatically adjust the update frequency if your computer’s battery level is dropping or if the system temperature is rising. This means that you may select a 15-minute update frequency, but your computer may sleep longer between updates to save battery (if present) or keep the system cool.
Under the Advanced tab in the user interface, you can set a time when Intel® Smart Connect Technology will operate in Extended Power Savings mode. The Extended Power Savings mode or night time mode will update your computer every two hours, which will save power. This Extended Power Savings mode is beneficial for the times that you are not using your computer such as when you are sleeping.
Additionally, if your computer is equipped with an Intel WiFi card and Intel’s PROSet Wireless Connection Utility, Intel® Smart Connect Technology will search for WiFi networks around you that you have previously accessed. If no known WiFi networks are found, your computer will not update again until it recognizes a known WiFi network. Note: This feature is not available for desktops