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How to setup wake-on-lan?

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  1. Darkgundam111 New Member

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    i googled how to do this, and it doesn't seem like i understand what they are saying. they seem to mention that i need a specific ethernet card? but i have a wireless pci card, does that work too? how do i set this up?
     
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    Does your mobo bios support this? Thats where I usually see it.
     
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    whats the option generally called? i tried looking for it.
     
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    The wake on lan is for your on-board lan...
    If you are using a PCI card.

    Wake Up by PCI
    This item allows you control the wakeup by PCI function.
    Options: Disabled (Default) / Enabled

    Page 12 and 13 of the bios manual.
    WakePCI.png
     
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    hmm i got everything but theres one problem, there is no way to do this through wireless network right? thats actually what i was trying to do. my computer has a wireless network pci card, and when i look at the driver options, the box for "allow this to wake up computer" is greyed out so i cannot do it with this adapter i guess :(
    or is there a way to that i missed?
     
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    its a D-Link WDA-2320 Desktop Adapter
    yeah i dont think mines work cuz when i go to that device manager screen, the option to wake the comp with that device is greyed out :( wish there was a work around, i don't want to purchase another card.
     
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    oh another question, is there a way to wake up the computer that is in "sleep" mode remotely?
     
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    I believe you will still need a Adapter card, bios on motherboard (most do), and driver that has these abilities.

    What are "Wake on LAN" capabilities?
    Power Management for Network Devices in Windows 7
    Wake up your computers remotely
    Online Wake-On-LAN
    Wake On LAN @ winhlp.com
    How To Configure Computer To Automatically Wake Up For Remote Desktop Access In Windows 7/Vista/XP

    I know... it is a lot of reading.:eek:
    Other, that that you could train your [cat/dog/hamster/insert other pet here] to do your bidding when you call home or where ever you need.:laugh:
    Another option would be, place your mouse on a phone (set to vibrate) and when it starts moving around... your pc will wake up; then you could remote desktop to it.:D

    I think you are going to have to invest in an adapter that supports it, I looked around and the one you have has no mention of the capability.

    Sorry, can't be of more help, may be one of the networking type of gurus 'round here will have more ideas.:ohwell:
     
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    thanks a bunch, all that info was helpful. and i like your alternative methods haha, might give those a go when i really need to get some work done remotely.
     

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