WOL (Wake-On-Lan) issues, please help.

Posted on 2006-04-13
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I have an Intel D865GBF Mobo (, and I've disabled the On-Board Lan card, and am using a Linksys EG1032 v3 ( 10/100/1000 Gigabit NIC card.  

I am having a really hard time getting the WOL function to work...
I've tried a million different things...

I downloaded this app:
Wake-On-Lan Magic Packet Monitor (
and sent a magic packet from another computer on my network and it received it fine, yet when I place the computer in Hibernate/Standby/or ShutDown, it won't turn it self on...

Now for the wierd part...
I even setup my BIOS to WOL when shutdown completly (S5), and when I walk away from my computer now, after about 1hr I come back only to find my computer is on, and at the login screen of XP...
Is someone trying to wake my computer from outside my network? And how come it turns on when I don't want it to but when I send a magic packet of my own it won't?

Any/All Help is appreciated.
Question by:basskozz
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    here is one thing I learned with the WOL technology. In the previous lab I had about 100 computers. We'd send a WOL to wake up on t he weekend after a shutdown. What I noticed was that all the machines would not power on at once, but over the course of say 15 -20 minutes. it was akward in deed. After replacing the switches to much better managed switches, the machines all get the wake on lan within 2 minutes. So it could be that went the WOL packet is sent, it is taking some time to find the riight machine. But from my situation, that is what wa happening, we had crappy switches, well more dummy hubs, and it seems as if they just were unable to correctly to the WOL.

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    but this happens even if I haven't sent a WOL packet for over 1 hr...

    i.e. I tried to turn the computer on using WOL, then I would manually turn it on... then wait 1 hr, turn it off, wait 1 more hour (with out sending ANY packets), and all the sudden the comp would be back on... for no apparent reason.  Could the magic packet (WOL packet) still be floating around thru my router & switches for that long ?

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    It works when the computer is off, but not when the computer is in Hibernate or Standby Mode...
    Must be a WinXP issue, I've posted a new question here:

    Author Comment

    UPDATE 2:

    Ok, I've figured it out...
    Control Panel -> System -> Hardware -> Device Manager -> Network Adaptors -> Linksys EG1032 -> Properties -> Power Management ->
    Both of the following two checkboxes must be checked:
    "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power." (doesn't make sense)
    "Allow this device to bring the computer out of standby."

    I had only checked the second box, because the first box seems as if it won't allow WOL to work if it turns it self off, this is confusing... why must you check the first box in XP for WOL to work ???

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