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Please suggest PCI wireless N card which supports WOL

Please suggest PCI wireless N card which supports WOL and works on Windows 7 64-bit.
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naykamCommented:
I have never come across a wireless WoL adaptor. I dont believe they exist.

A couple of reasons:
First of all, the wireless adapter would need to be in 'listening' mode, much like when you turn your computer off, your LAN links lights are still lit - because the computer still runs the network interface waiting for some magic packets.

So for this to happen, the motherboard would have to listen for the magic packet through the PCI bus, and in turn through the wireless adapter.

There is also the issue of security. Imagine the chaos if wireless adapters Nativity supported WoL. Go for a drive - send some packets and all of a sudden your shared DSL connection is nice and quick.

Sorry, looks like you may need a cable.
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zzzyAuthor Commented:
The wireless card I am using has a setting which allows it to be powered on when the computer is off. So I think it would be listening to the wireless router even the computer is off. The magic packet needs to contain the mac address of the destination computer along with IP address and sometimes a password. So it would be hard for someone to wake your computer.
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naykamCommented:
Can you explain or show where you are seeing the option that it can be powered on when the computer is off?

I think there may be some confusion.

In regards to the magic packet. You can easily guess a home IP range, and just send the magic packet to a across the standard broadcast addresses. It also wouldnt be that hard to constant send mac addresses. Especially the fact the first 3 groups are the manufactures identifier.
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Jakob DigranesSenior ConsultantCommented:
they do exist.
But you'll have to look for cards that support WiFI WMM (http://www.wi-fi.org/knowledge_center/wmm).
and most likely depending on software: http://www.intel.com/network/connectivity/products/wireless/prowireless_mobile.htm

But you need a PCI (not PCI-express??) Wireless card that also support Win7 x64 ??
probarbly not easy to come across

looks like this might do the trick: http://www.edimax.com/en/produce_detail.php?pd_id=225&pl1_id=1&pl2_id=44
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naykamCommented:
I didn't think you could broadcast a magic packet over wifi. I would have assumed that your adapter would need to preform association before anything else.
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Jakob DigranesSenior ConsultantCommented:
i haven't put too much effort in reading about it, but looks like it uses WMM and QoS to listen for High Priority Packets:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee851581%28WS.10%29.aspx
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