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Standard User GeoffB
(experienced) Mon 09-May-11 19:55:17
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A prize for anyone who knows....!


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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)
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Mon 09-May-11 19:58:38
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Re: A prize for anyone who knows....!


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Its for Wake On LAN, to allow a PC to be turned on from Standby by some other device on the LAN by sending a magic packet.



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Standard User camieabz
(legend) Mon 09-May-11 21:57:59
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Re: A prize for anyone who knows....!


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wake-on-LAN#Magic_Packet

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