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Folks - for you techies out there.

How do I set up my networked PC to be 'woken up'?

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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Wake on LAN

Try the BIOS menu. There is an option in most new(ish) PC's to be woken up on LAN connection, re-awoken upon power restore (after a power cut), and softpower key. The LAN wake-up call may also be a feature of the most advanced LAN cards out there too (which may be on your motherboard anyway, considering most mobo's are 'all-in' devices now).

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Replied by philiplardner on topic Re: Wake on LAN

Try the BIOS menu. There is an option in most new(ish) PC's to be woken up on LAN connection, re-awoken upon power restore (after a power cut), and softpower key. The LAN wake-up call may also be a feature of the most advanced LAN cards out there too (which may be on your motherboard anyway, considering most mobo's are 'all-in' devices now).

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Yeah, I've been trying to get this to work on my PCs - I have the BIOS set properly and the network card/driver says it can handle it, but no joy! So what am I doing wrong? :( Does the "sending" LAN card have to support this feature also (not sure if mine does or not!)?

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Replied by lionsden on topic Re: Wake on LAN

Hi Dave,

What operating system are you using? If memory serves, it's windows XP right? Try this:

Start - Control Panel - System - Hardware - Device Manager

Find yor network card in the list, right click on it and select Properties.

Click on the Power Management tab.

There should be an option for "Allow this device to bring the computer out of standby".
Put a tick in it and click OK.

The routine for Windows 2000 should be very similar if not the same. If it's Linux, I haven't a clue!!!

Hope this works for you.
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