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Windows 7: Can't Wake Remote PC From Windows 7

20 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64 RTM
Can't Wake Remote PC From Windows 7


I have a computer running Windows 7 configured for WOL. I can wake this particular computer (desktop) from other computers (Running Windows XP), but not from my laptop which runs windows 7. I have tried multiple utilities and both command line and GUI (all of which work in XP).

What should I be looking for? I need to get this working from Windows 7 as the notebook is my work machine and I frequently need data off of my home PC.


EDIT: Yes firewall is turned off on the machine that I am sending the magic packet from.

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29 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 x64 RTM

Anyone?? Can't figure this out.
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29 Dec 2009   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc

Since this is a very old post and there has been no others have stopped by, I will take a guess.

I would ck all drivers
Update bios

After such a long wait, I hope this works.
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28 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64 RTM

Sorry to revive a dead thread but I got WOL working from another Windows 7 PC on my LAN. Here's the solution to that:

I had the same problem (sorry for my english)

I had try the mc-wol.exe program (from
and try the wolcmd.exe program (from depicus)
and not work when de sender computer have Vista Home Premium 32 bit.

Then I try use the same programs but using also de IP broadcast adress.

I mean, trying to wake the pc I use:

mc-wol xx:xx:xx:xx:xx /a 192.168.0.*255* and It's works!!!

also try

wolcmd xxxxxxxxxx and also works!!!

(obviously the xx:xx:xx:xx:xx mean the real MAC adress)

From other computers with other Operating System I not need to use de
IP, but from my Vista Home Premium only with the broadcast IP works

I hopefull this post help you
Anyone have an idea what I could do to get it working from outside the network?
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