Windows 10: WOL not working

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  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 & 8.1
       11 Mar 2015 #1

    WOL not working

    Since installing windows 10 my WOL has stopped working, I'm fairly certain I have the same setup I used to have.

    Any advice ?
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  2. TechnoMage's Avatar
    Posts : 352
    Win 7 Pro/32, Win 10 Pro/64/32
       11 Mar 2015 #2

    Care to share, just what WOL is?
    And how is it not working?

    What version of W-10 are you using?

    I may not be the only one not familiar with those letters. Eh?

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  3. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 & 8.1
    Thread Starter
       11 Mar 2015 #3

    WOL stands for Wake on lan a protocol that allows a computer to be turned on or awakened from a remote device on the LAN or WAN

    Wake-on-LAN - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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  4. TechnoMage's Avatar
    Posts : 352
    Win 7 Pro/32, Win 10 Pro/64/32
       11 Mar 2015 #4

    Apologies! I guess I didn't know that, because I would NEVER use that.

    Nothing ever turns on my PC but ME! In fact there is not even power applied to my PC when I'm not there working it.
    I've read too many complaints from people who say that their PC turned on by itself in the middle of the night and scared the 'old lady' half out of her wits.

    On every PC I've ever had, WOL has been a feature of the BIOS, not the OS. Eh?
    And, I've always made sure that it's disabled.

    Have you re-checked your Bios?
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  5. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 & 8.1
    Thread Starter
       11 Mar 2015 #5

    I've had the occasional PC turned on in the middle of the night by itself, but it's worth it to be able to start the PC remotely.

    It has to be enabled both in bios and OS and it is but it's still not working
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  6. Dude's Avatar
    Posts : 12,217
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       11 Mar 2015 #6

    Try updating the driver for your NIC
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  7. Posts : 804
    10 Pro Preview x64
       11 Mar 2015 #7

    Check you don't have Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power set and you have Allow this device to wake the computer and Only allow a magic packet to wake the computer ticked on your ethernet adapter in device manager also.

    How are you sending the packet? Is it from inside or outside your local network? This still works for me Wake On Lan app for Windows in the Windows Store
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  8. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 & 8.1
    Thread Starter
       11 Mar 2015 #8

    Good advice, I'll try both suggestion tonight
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  9.    13 Aug 2015 #9

    Haven't seen the reply, but whoever is interested, adamf is 100% correct:
    Go to Device Manager > Network adapters > Open NIC settins > Power management

    Check all the boxes. It worked for me. I had exactly the same issue - WOL quit working right after upgrade to Windows 10.

    Thank you!
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  10.    16 Aug 2015 #10

    I had similar problem and I solved it by removing current RealtekNIC driver that came from Microsoft Update and then installed NIC driver provided from vendor website. Here is my article about Windows 10 and WOL problem

    Hope it helps.
    Last edited by SysAdmHowto; 14 Sep 2015 at 15:47.
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