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Windows 7: Wake-on-Lan & Windows 7 Pro


12 Jan 2010   #1

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Wake-on-Lan & Windows 7 Pro

Hello

I've been trying for a week to set up the Wake-on-lan feature on a completely new computer. This is the first time I post here, I think it would be a good idea because I already found a few articles that gave me a few tracks. Unfortunatly it is not enough...

Here's the configuration of my computer, the behaviour and what I already did:
I know that the Bios is correctly configured and that the Depicus client is also correctly configured because I can make it work... as long as I don't start Windows 7

When I do not start Windows 7 (I shut down the computer before it can boot the OS), I can trigger the Wake-on-lan as much as I want. However if I start Windows and then shut it down, there's no way I will be able to use WOL.

The bios is configured with WOL enable and in mode S3 (I can only choose between S1 & S3).

The Network card is a "Broadcom Netlink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet" running the driver version 12.2.2.2. In the settings of the Network card there's a few settings related to WOL:

In the tab "Advanced":
- Wake Up Capabilities (choices are: Both, Magic packet, None, Wake Up frame)
- WOL Speed (choices are 10Mb, 100Mb, Auto, Lowest Speed Advertised)

In the tab Power management, I get Three options which are "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power", "Allow this device to wake up the computer", and "allow only the magic packet to wake up the computer".

I tried a lot of different configuration and I always get the same result... If last shutdown was initiated by Windows, WOL won't work
I couldn't find any other settings about WOL or Power management of the network card so far.

I already checked the following posts:
Wake On lan
Wake on Lan problem
http://www.sevenforums.com/network-s...ndows-7-a.html

The main solution on these posts is to do an upgrade of the Network card's driver. However on the constructor's website I see that I'm already running the latest version. I was wondering if there was any kind of "non official" drivers for network cards ? If so I would be able to test with another driver if I can get another behaviour... right now it's the only lead that I have...

I hope you'll be able to help me on this issue
Thanks

Titii83

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12 Jan 2010   #2

W7 Ultimate 64bit W7 Premium 64bit W7 Premium 32bit WXP Home 32bit
 
 

I ran into this too when I tried WOL. The only way I was able to get it to work was to do a sleep vs a shutdown.
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13 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Windows has been known to override WON settings. It is entirely up the drivers though, no luck there.
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13 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try this page....

I tried to do it on my computers but i dont see the WOL config in my bios....

Wake On LAN | Windows Problem Solver
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14 Jan 2010   #5
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

I'm not sure if this is a networking issue, is it a hardware issue?
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14 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
I'm not sure if this is a networking issue, is it a hardware issue?

It is both becuase to do Wake on Lan.. You have to send Magic Packets...

another ting would use the internet to send the magic packets to an IP address to a specififc MAC address to wake that computer up from a dead sleep
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14 Jan 2010   #7
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

I dunno, it looks to be an "internal" bios-ish matter to me.
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14 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
I dunno, it looks to be an "internal" bios-ish matter to me.

Thats like saying ... the network questions we fix here in this fourme...

They are using NiC cards and wireless adapters.... shouldn't they be in the devices *lol*

well WOL does use hardware like everythign else in the system but who's to say maybe that their firewal or network settings is not blocking it... so its more of a process of elimination you know
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