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wakup on lan

By icelemon ·
its not an important issue, just some chitchat session.

is this i have notice when i send the "magic" packet to the machine that i want to wakeup, it will only wakup in one condition and i like to ask why.

one condition on the "to be waked machine" is it must be hibernated or shut down normally, so it will be able to receive this "magic" packet.

else if i manually shut the machine without entering windows, it won't receive any of this "magic" packet

am i correct at this state, or is there something i can do about it?

the config for the first laptop (to be waked):
model: IBM R32
NIC: Intel Pro/100 VE

the config for the second laptop (to wake) :
model: Dell inspiron 4000
NIC: FE575C-3COM 10/100 Lan Carbus-Fast Ethernet

thanks for any tips

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by CG IT In reply to wakup on lan

you have to have wake on lan capability on your mainboard and you have to have it enabled. Depending upon the BIOS the default is disabled.

Magic Packet has a "discover" tool which creates a list of machines by MAC address. So you can Wake on LAN group wake up. If you want to just wake up one, you do that by MAC address for the machine you want to wake up.

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Note: I'm assuming you have a built in NIC on your laptops. If your using a PCMCIA NIC card, the card has to have wake on lan capability and that usually requires a powered NIC. Laptops when you power them down are hard off and do not have soft power on even if you have the AC power supply plugged in [keeps battery from going dead with soft power].

So, there ya have it.

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