alright I did some more messing around with it and while the netbook is in hibernate and connected to power the light on the router will be green, but if the netbook is in hibernate and unplugged no green light on the router. So I am then guessing that while the netbook is on battery power it isnt allowing any power to the ethernet. I cant find any settings for this in the BIOS.... Anyone run into this problem with their netbook?
Oh yeah I forgot to mention that this is a Dell Mini 10 I am using so I am really curious if it wouldnt be so bad to just leave the laptop connected to the battery at all times, I mean how much power can it possibly draw with the battery charged and in hibernate?