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When I turn on a PC, another PC at the next desk turns on too?  What's up with that?

Gary Fuqua, CISSP
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Last Modified: 2015-04-27
I have a strange problem.  I have two PCs connected by an Asus RT-N12 router/firewall.

PC1 is an small form factor HP Compaq DC7900 ultraslim desktop
PC2 is a full size desktop tower  HP Compaq 6200 Pro Microtower

Starting with both computers completely powered off.
If we turn on PC1, a few moments later PC2 will turn on by itself.    Very strange.

Lan Boot on PC2 is disabled in BIOS.
Nothing unusual seems to be installed on PC1 in startup (e.g. Wake-on-Lan utility)

Any ideas as to how this could be happening?
We unplugged PC2 to confirm that it is actually powered down.
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