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Windows 7: what is actually waking computer? (WOL)

23 Nov 2015   #21
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

It's been good from the time I disabled WOL in the BIOS. I left it alone most of yesterday afternoon (did a clean install on two more of my computers, and an update to my MacBook Air). I didn't hear the computer power on/off once. I usually shut my computer down overnight but last night I left it alone. Woke up this morning and it was asleep. Hit the space key and it woke up.

So sleep seems to be working properly. I still have my Ethernet port listed as what woke my computer. Shouldn't it be "HID compliant device" seeing how I pressed a key on the keyboard?

Maybe there is a bug in the BIOS for the motherboard? I have the latest version.




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23 Nov 2015   #22
unrealRage

Windows 7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HAVOC View Post
Maybe there is a bug in the BIOS for the motherboard? I have the latest version.
Maybe updating BIOS will solve it (if you didn't try that already)
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23 Nov 2015   #23
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I have the latest BIOS installed. This has been happening from day one (previous BIOS versions acted the same).

I just got out the shower, heard my computer come out of sleep (subwoofer). Checked lastwake:


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23 Nov 2015   #24
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

WOL is disabled in BIOS for the Ethernet port.
I'm going to disable WOL in Windows and see if it still occurs.
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23 Nov 2015   #25
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Disabled WOL in Windows and it slept as it's supposed to. Only woke up when I pressed the space key.


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23 Nov 2015   #26
unrealRage

Windows 7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HAVOC View Post
Disabled WOL in Windows and it slept as it's supposed to. Only woke up when I pressed the space key.
Finally.
That nasty ethernet controller is not in power anymore
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26 Nov 2015   #27
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I enabled WOL in Windows and it seems to be working normally now.
???
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