Windows 10: Wake On LAN is Not Working

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  1.    19 Dec 2015 #1

    Wake On LAN is Not Working


    I have been unable to get Wake on LAN functionality to work in Windows 10:

    • I am attempting to do a Wakeup on LAN to my desktop computer which is running Windows 10 from my laptop which is also running Windows 10. The desktop computer is connected to my router through a wired Ethernet connection and the laptop is connected to the same router via a wireless connection
    • I'm doing this within my Local Area Network so I'm not going through a router from the external network
    • I've upgraded the driver on my network adapter to the latest version
    • I've enabled all the required functionality in the BIOS to enable Wake on LAN
    • I've turned on all the required settings in my network adapter to enable Wake on LAN
    • I've disabled "Fast Startup" in Windows 10
    • I'm using the "Wake on LAN" software application from Aquila Technology
    • The software is installed on both my desktop and laptop and I've tested it with the desktop in "listening" mode and verified that the desktop receives "magic" wake-up packets when it is up-and-running
    • When my desktop system is powered down and I send it a Magic Packet in exactly the same way as I did when it was powered up, nothing happens and it doesn't respond to the wake-up packet


    Any suggestions of what I can do to further troubleshoot this problem?

    Thanks,
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  2. topgundcp's Avatar
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       20 Dec 2015 #2

    From your Desktop:

    1. Open registry:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
      Add a DWORD: LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy and set the value to 1
    2. Win+R->secpol.msc:
      Security Settings->Local Policies->User Rights Assignment-> Force shutdown from a remote system
      Add Everyone to the list

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  3.    21 Dec 2015 #3

    Thanks, I tried that and it didn't solve the problem. The system still doesn't respond to a wake-up packet
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  4. topgundcp's Avatar
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       21 Dec 2015 #4

    Do you have the Network adapter set as shown ?

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    If so, try with Admin command prompt from your Laptop:
    shutdown /s /m \\COMPUTERNAME /t 0

    Or

    shutdown /s /m \\IP ADDRESS /t 0
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  5.    21 Dec 2015 #5

    Thanks for your response...that is exactly the way my NIC card is set up and I tried the command prompt from my laptop and I was able to successfully shut down the desktop computer from a command prompt on my laptop.

    I think my problem may have something to do with an "EnablePME" setting that I saw referenced in another forum. I think that has to be set for Wake-on-LAN to work but that setting is not available in the advanced properties on my NIC card. Perhaps I have to set that through the registry?
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  6. topgundcp's Avatar
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       21 Dec 2015 #6

    chuckcobb3 said: View Post
    Thanks for your response...that is exactly the way my NIC card is set up and I tried the command prompt from my laptop and I was able to successfully shut down the desktop computer from a command prompt on my laptop.

    I think my problem may have something to do with an "EnablePME" setting that I saw referenced in another forum. I think that has to be set for Wake-on-LAN to work but that setting is not available in the advanced properties on my NIC card. Perhaps I have to set that through the registry?
    Try a free ware from Nirsoft: WakeMeOnLan - Turn on computers on your network with Wake-on-LAN packet
    and run it, you'll get a GUI interface but can also run from the Admin command prompt with switches.

    To wake up computer:
    WakeMeOnLan.exe /wakeup xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx ====> the MAC ID
    WakeMeOnLan.exe /wakeup IP ADDRESS
    WakeMeOnLan.exe /wakeup COMPUTER NAME

    To shut down:
    Use Shutdown command as before

    WakeMeOnLan GUI

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  7.    21 Dec 2015 #7

    Thanks, I am using a similar product called "WakeOnLAN" which I actually like better but I did try the WakeMeOnLAN application as well and still was not able to wake up the desktop computer.
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  8. topgundcp's Avatar
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       21 Dec 2015 #8

    chuckcobb3 said: View Post
    Thanks, I am using a similar product called "WakeOnLAN" which I actually like better but I did try the WakeMeOnLAN application as well and still was not able to wake up the desktop computer.
    Is your PC setup in the router to have a static IP ?
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  9.    21 Dec 2015 #9

    No, it's not setup with a static IP address, but I wouldn't think that would make a difference if I'm using the MAC address to try to wake it up. I have also verified that it is receiving the WakeUp packet when it is powered up because the WakeOnLAN tool has a "listen" capability that will display the packets that it receives. For that reason, I don't think the problem is that it is not receiving the packet.

    The only problem that I haven't been able to resolve is the "Enable PME" setting...I think that could be a problem but my Qualcomm Atheros NIC card does not provide a way to modify that setting.
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  10. topgundcp's Avatar
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       21 Dec 2015 #10

    I always assign a static IP for all my devices to link to their MAC ID's and never have any problem. For testing purpose, at least try that. Make sure to reboot everything so DNS would reflect the changes.
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