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Windows 7: Can't enable Wireless WOL!

24 Jun 2010   #11
boytexas

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Anyone else have an idea or a similar situation?


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29 Jun 2010   #12
Cranemachine

Windows 7 Ult. 64-bit
 
 
Same problem!

I have the exact same problem. My box is greyed out too and I have the Belkin Play Wireless USB adapter. I have RDT setup and on my new phone too and I would LOVE to use this ANYTIME I want. I will try the registry edit and the bios change, reboot and see what happens....*Crossing Fingers*
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29 Jun 2010   #13
Cranemachine

Windows 7 Ult. 64-bit
 
 

I went to Device Manager and went to properties under my Wireless Belkin Play adaptor. I then went to the advanced tab and went to Wake-Up Mode under Property. I tried every different setting under the Value and it STILL did not let me click the box...it was still greyed out. I am still trying and doing research and I am sure we will figure this out together.
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08 Jan 2011   #14
monkey121

windows 7
 
 

I am having the same issue does anyhow know how to get this working?

I see that the wireless is being turned off when pc is put into sleep mode there must be a way to stop this??
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01 Feb 2011   #15
mattmaniac

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I am having the same issue. I am using a WNDA3100v2 and have tried on Vista and Windows 7 but is greyed out on both.

Anybody get this to work?
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11 Sep 2011   #16
ghstark

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I am having a similar problem. I have a Dell Inspiron 620 running 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium. It has a Dell Wireless 1502 802.11n adapter that I would like to configure for WoWLAN. I have the wireless network runnning in WPA2 PSK authentication mode, I have configured the EnableWoWLAN registry key, yet still the "Allow this device to wake the computer" checkbox is greyed out. I wish I knew why.
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24 Sep 2011   #17
nonzenze

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Your adapter does not support WoWLAN, at least according to Belkin's product information page. I've never seen a USB adapter support it and I imagine that it's actually impossible since USB doesn't offer a way to continue to be powered on in S3/G3 deep sleep states.

Everyone in this thread: PLEASE check with your manufacturer to see if the wireless adapter supports WoWLAN. Most do not. If it's greyed out in the device settings, that's because the driver is reporting to Windows that it DOES NOT SUPPORT THAT SETTING. Changing the registry around to hack it in will not magically make your adapter have that ability.

Sorry to be the bearer of news :-(
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24 Sep 2011   #18
ghstark

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Belkin? Who said anything about Belkin? Or USB for that matter. Are you saying Dell is using Belkin's adapters? Seems very unlikely.
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24 Sep 2011   #19
nonzenze

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boytexas View Post
Oh, and for the record the WiFi adapter is the Belkin F5D8055 v2 Wireless N+ USB and the router is the F5D8236-4 v1 N.
Hmmm, I wonder where I got that idea?

edit: To be crystal clear, I was responding first and foremost to the original poster (it's his thread). Everyone else, if that box is greyed out, it's almost certain your card doesn't support WoWLAN.
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