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Windows 7: WoWLAN - Allow this device to wake up the computer is grayed out

26 Jul 2011   #11

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)

ive come to a dead end with ideas for you sorry but someone may come along and have more knowledge this thread has not been that live long

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26 Jul 2011   #12

Windows 7 64bit

Alright, thanks for your help anyway.
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12 Apr 2014   #13


I had this same issue with the adapter being greyed out. It was a very simple issue. I'm assuming when you went to try to edit your NIC, you probably picked the one that said Wireless Intel N-2200....(or whatever it was)

That's wrong. Find the correct NIC which will be something along the lines of Linksys NIC or (Any company and maybe a model number)....NIC. Look for the NIC word or the Network Internet Card words. Then when you look at the same options under power management.....As long as you checked it was enabled in your Registry, and it is....Then the option will not be greyed out. You will then have everything set up. I'm excited, I just accomplished this myself, I have a Android app that's supposed to be able to remotely turn on my computer. I'll test it out now and report back. I hope this helps others! I'm gonna post some tags at the bottom so other people are more likely to find this post. It was very simple you guys. We picked the wrong "Network adapter" and of course if it wasnt a Network adapter, the option would not be there! Took me a while also. Ill let you guys know if I get it working on my end! I got the darn thing to not be greyed out though, and I'm very excited for others who have the same issue.

tags: magic packet WOL Wake up on LAN WLAN WOWL WOW Sleep Hibernate Greyed out button power management Allow device wake java .jar shut down motherboard supported

Post more if you think of more. maybe Ill ask Google and add more, lol

Gonna go try asnd Ill get back to you!
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