1.    20 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 146
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit

    WOL doesn't work if hibernate is activated

    This problem drove me nuts and I tried every possible BIOS setting also went from Windows 10 own Broadcom drivers to older which didn't change anything. Then I found out it is related to hibernate, not using hibernate, but just having it activated. I always had it deactivated under Windows 8.1 and remembered about it just now deactivating it... (powercfg /hibernate off) and now WOL works perfectly fine again, in all states, S3-S5 (STR, hibernate, power off). If activated, WOL just works in S3, not S4 or S5. If deactivated, it works fine in S3 and most important, also S5.

    I guess this is some bug related to Windows 10 or the Broadcom drivers of Windows 10?
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  2.    20 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 119
    Windows 7 (reverted back)

    Not many people actually use WOL.
    I always advise to LOCK the computer, switch off the Monitor, but leave it on.
    The difference in power usage between Stand-by and "awake" are not that much, but with Stand-by everything needs to start before you can actually do something

    Your PC should perform tasks like backups during the night
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  3.    20 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 146
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit

    What? What does that have to do with what I asked about? I dont want to be rude, thanks for your answer, but...

    When I ask something, it does make sense, alright? I don't ask into the horizon without it having deep insight and I already tried to solve it myself.

    I need WOL on this specific PC, because it is headless (doesnt have a monitor or keyboard/mouse connected to it). It is a pure gaming/streaming PC for Stream In-Home streaming.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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