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Windows 7: Posible to WAKE on anything?


16 Aug 2009   #1

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Posible to WAKE on anything?

I'm wondering if there was a way to wake a windows 7 machine from sleep or hard drive power down etc, anything to save some electricity whenever network activity to that machine is requested?

I know there is a MAGIC PACKET that will wake when that magic Package is sent . However I'm wondering if there is a way to so this without that specific packet.

The Goal is to have my basement PC shut down some while not in use and when im upstairs and I access my Win 7 machine (which has drive mappings to the basement for all my profiles etc) that it would wake up?

Thanks in Advance

Dorf

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16 Aug 2009   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dorfdad View Post
I'm wondering if there was a way to wake a windows 7 machine from sleep or hard drive power down etc, anything to save some electricity whenever network activity to that machine is requested?

I know there is a MAGIC PACKET that will wake when that magic Package is sent . However I'm wondering if there is a way to so this without that specific packet.

The Goal is to have my basement PC shut down some while not in use and when im upstairs and I access my Win 7 machine (which has drive mappings to the basement for all my profiles etc) that it would wake up?

Thanks in Advance

Dorf
Hey Dorf

I think you are asking abt wake on lan. Am I right? if so its a setting in the nic/wifi card.

Ken
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16 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 7264
 
 

I know about the MAGIC Packet but that requires me to run a specific progrma to generate the MAGIC packet when I want to wake the machine.

Thats not what IM trying to do.

I want to wake the machine using ANY kind of connection to the machine. IE its in sleep mode I fire up the upstairs PC and since it has instructions to map the Q drive from the machine downstairs it attempts to connect to the machine downstairs and it wakes it up.
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28 Sep 2009   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dorfdad View Post
I'm wondering if there was a way to wake a windows 7 machine from sleep or hard drive power down etc, anything to save some electricity whenever network activity to that machine is requested?

I know there is a MAGIC PACKET that will wake when that magic Package is sent . However I'm wondering if there is a way to so this without that specific packet.

The Goal is to have my basement PC shut down some while not in use and when im upstairs and I access my Win 7 machine (which has drive mappings to the basement for all my profiles etc) that it would wake up?

Thanks in Advance

Dorf
I think the answer to your question is yes, as long as it is supported by the BIOS and NIC card/driver. I was able to wake a Windows 7 PC with a simple ping or remote desktop request before joining it to a Domain Controller. All I had to do was make sure it was enabled in the BIOS and also in device manager (properties of the NIC). There are some advanced power management features in Windows 7 regarding this, not sure if they will affect what you are trying to do. This thread has other issues/info regarding WOL if you are interested. Wake PC on RDP connection?
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