I finally got round to updating my Ethernet driver (has been in Windows Update for months). When finished I checked the power settings and came across 'allow only a magic packet to wake computer' which is greyed out and ticked. I have googled and am none the wiser! Can anyone explain in plain English? When I'm connected by wire my Internet connection wakes immediately after I resume from Standby. You can imagine the hassle with wireless though - will the manufacturers ever sort this out?
Advent laptop/Dell Inspiron 6000/Dell mini all using XP and 2GB RAM
Dell Studio 15 with Win7 64bit and 4GB RAM
Belkin N cable router (VM 20Mbs)
Voyager 2100 via BT line (8Mbs) as backup
BT Option 3 / Virgin cable 20Mbs
IE8 and OE6 (Live Mail with Win7)