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Windows 7: Wake On Lan doesn't work

11 Mar 2010   #1
zer0ne

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Wake On Lan doesn't work

Yes, I know that there are similar threads on this problem but none has the solution for mine.

Basically, I cannot use Remote Desktop to connect to my PC which runs Windows 7 x64 Ultimate when the PC is in sleep mode. The problem didn't exist when I used Win 7 x32 before.

Here's some information that could be helpful for you in detecting the problem.

- My PC is connected to the internet through a wireless router. The IP address is fixed (through TCP/IPv4 property). Note that I can use RD when this PC is on.

- The wireless adapter is Dell Wireless 1505 WLAN mini-card. In the device manager/Power Management, I have all 3 options ("Allow the Computer to turn off this device", "Allow this device to turn the computer", and "Only allow a magic packet") checked. I have tried all combination of these options but none works.


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11 Mar 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome!

Make sure these settings are also enabled.

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If you do not have those settings, try looking for a network adapter driver update.


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12 Mar 2010   #3
zer0ne

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hmm, I don't see that option in the Advanced tab. I'm currently using the latest driver available.

I don't remember if I had that option when I used Win 7 x86.
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12 Mar 2010   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Your best bet is to keep looking for drivers. It certainly looks like WoL is not supported by the Windows 7 x64 drivers.
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12 Apr 2010   #5
cashng

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

I have a computer at home running the win7 x86 32bit, i have enabled the option, but when i put my computer on sleep, i could not WOL.


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12 Apr 2010   #6
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Make sure that the setting is also enabled in your BIOS, if possible.

Also, what WoL client are you using?
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12 Apr 2010   #7
cashng

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

I am using solarwinds wol. I see...so i suppose i did not turn it on in the Bios then. Just a silly question, is there any other way i could turn it on remotely?
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12 Apr 2010   #8
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

No way to turn it on remotely...

Try using this WoL client: Depicus

You need your network card's MAC address, your IP address, and keep in mind, the subnet mask needs to be 255.255.255.255.

Be sure to forward whatever port you want to use (I use the default port 7) to your computer in your router.
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12 Apr 2010   #9
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zer0ne View Post
Yes, I know that there are similar threads on this problem but none has the solution for mine.

Basically, I cannot use Remote Desktop to connect to my PC which runs Windows 7 x64 Ultimate when the PC is in sleep mode. The problem didn't exist when I used Win 7 x32 before.

Here's some information that could be helpful for you in detecting the problem.

- My PC is connected to the internet through a wireless router. The IP address is fixed (through TCP/IPv4 property). Note that I can use RD when this PC is on.

- The wireless adapter is Dell Wireless 1505 WLAN mini-card. In the device manager/Power Management, I have all 3 options ("Allow the Computer to turn off this device", "Allow this device to turn the computer", and "Only allow a magic packet") checked. I have tried all combination of these options but none works.
Ok... now... is the PC you are trying to access on a wirless or wired connection?

Wireless devices turn off their radios when the computer goes to sleep... this breaks the connection preventing them from using "Wake on Lan" features, even if they are listed in the adaptors settings.

If the PC is wired... Johnathan is on the right track... but you may also have to enable the Wake on lan features in your computer's bios.
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13 Apr 2010   #10
zer0ne

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Ok... now... is the PC you are trying to access on a wirless or wired connection?

Wireless devices turn off their radios when the computer goes to sleep... this breaks the connection preventing them from using "Wake on Lan" features, even if they are listed in the adaptors settings.

If the PC is wired... Johnathan is on the right track... but you may also have to enable the Wake on lan features in your computer's bios.
It's wireless connection but well, I was able to WOL before I upgraded to Win 7 x64.
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