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Wake on Ring problem - Fax modem fails to wake PC reliably from standby

By glnz ·
When my WinXPPro SP3 machine is in sleep/standby/suspend mode (S1 or S3), the fax modem wakes the machine some of the time but not all of the time. I want it to wake the PC every time, with 100% reliability. (When the PC is up and running, the modem and the machine receive faxes beautifully.)

What do you suggest?

Fax Modem: Conexant D850 PCI V.92 Modem with recent driver update to version (7/3/2007) (but this problem is the same now as before with the 2004 driver version)

PC: Dell Optiplex 755

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 @ 2400 MHz

RAM: 2GB, of which 1.4GB is usually free


OS: WinXPPro SP3 with all updates

AV: Avast Home Free

Anti-spyware: SpywareBlaster Free, Spybot S&amp Free and AdAware

Fax software: MS Fax Console that comes with WinXPPro SP3

Printer/Fax Printer: HP OfficeJet Pro 8500 Wireless AIO (model A909g)

Screensaver: XP logo after 9 minutes; do NOT show welcome screen on resume

Power Settings: Home/Office Desk; Turn Off Monitor after 10 mins; Turn Off Hard Disks Never; System Standby after 20 mins; System Hibernates Never; Do NOT prompt for password when computer resumes from standby

Home network Ethernet connection: Intel? 82566DM-2 Gigabit Network Connection card with all Wake on LAN settings ON.

Browser: Firefox latest but use IE occasionally when necessary

Email: MS Outlook Express 6 to POP3/SMTP email service

Misc: I also run LogMeInFree version 4 on all my home computers. Just very recently, I added Skype, so that's also running.


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