Unfortunately it stopped working.
After I shut down the computer (S5 I think, I use the shutdown button from Windows 10) and wait for a few minutes the wake on lan works. If I wait for a longer period (I tested like 8 hours wait) wake on lan does not work anymore. Lights on network card stay on.
So that feels even stranger to me. Maybe some other setting in BIOS which turns off something else which is needed aftet a while?
So after shutdown (S5) it works but only for the first moments.
Hi . I tried different drivers etc but S5/OFF does not work for me even for a few minutes after shutdown but it is working again from Sleep.
For me there is no link light etc in S5/OFF though , only in Sleep , I even tried ErP mode with S4/S5 enabled in APM in the bios and that doesn't work either.
( this mode disables PCIe Wake on my Board though , ie it is one or the other.)
I was sure it was working from OFF before ( setup a month or two ago with my Phone ) too but maybe I am wrong ?
need to look into it more , if you find any info please post back here and i'll do likewise, thanks.
Last edited by Kbird; 11 Sep 2016 at 18:34.
Hi , well I finally found the right setting in Win10 to turn OFF , hopefully I am not speaking to soon but my Intel Nic now seems to work OK from Sleep and Shut Down.
1. Bios has PCI devices power On Enabled
2. On the NIC's Power Management Tab :
All options ON but EEE on under Power Saving
All options ON but wake on Pattern Match under WOL
and in Windows 10 , the final fix....
3. This fix, I found elsewhere lets my NIC have LINK ( Orange Light ) when the Computer is OFF , hence WOL works :
Windows 10, where 'shutting down' your computer doesn't switch the machine off but leaves quite a few functionalities working in order to reduce the startup time. This is called 'fast startup' and you need to untick that option in the system settings:
Power & Sleep => Additional power settings => Choose what the power buttons do => Change settings that are currently unavailable => and scroll down to and uncheck the box 'Turn on fast startup (recommended)'
The Fix above works on UEFI MB's as they have the Turn on fast startup Option enabled in Windows. For older Non UEFI MB's like my X58 with a Realtek NIC it seems all 3 options under Power Management must be checked for it to work . Seems unintuitive that letting Windows power it down would enable WOL ( so I had it off, but WOL ON) but it seems to have so far anyway. This X58 system only supports S3.
If you want to check what power states your Computer supports use powercfg -a at a Admin Command Prompt.
it will also tell you if fast startup is enabled , so you can turn it off as above if needed.
I need to check that my Android App, WOL is working properly as I downloaded WOL, the Windows Program, and it is working at times when the phone is not.
Last edited by Kbird; 11 Sep 2016 at 22:20.
I found the problem why my computer is not waking after a couple of minutes.
It turns out the router delivered by my ISP loses its ARP entry for a specific computer after that computer has been turned off. (even if you set a static IP address for the computer). I was sending the magic packets to the static IP address, but as the ARP entries were lost the system did not wake. If I broadcast the magic packet on the complete network the computer wakes perfectly.
Problem is however that I wanted to wake my computer from the internet, however the router supplied by my ISP blocks port-forwarding to the broadcast IP (192.168.2.255) so that does not work.
@Kbird I have in the power management tab the Enegry Efficient Ethernet turned on and also the wake on Pattern Match. In my first-post on this tread I mentioned fast-startup, which is indeed a problem I found with more people on the internet. I find it strange that the WOL app on android does not work for you, it works for me perfectly (as long as I use the broadcast IP of the router)
Impressive find not one I'd see I don't think ? as My C7 Router is Bridged off port one off my ISP's Router as my 2nd "allowed device".
Yes you did actually but I assumed you meant FastBoot in the Bios at the time I read that , went back to the website I went to months ago when I 1st set it up , and it was in one of the comments. The whole WOL thing seems to very vendor/hardware specific now , eg you need ErP ON on some MB's and not on others etc.
I disabled EEE since I don't see anything on my router about it and according to Intel both "ends" need to support it . An old GB MB had Green Eth. and it used to screw with thing all the time too , so I just disable it to eliminate one more possible cause of it not waking.
The Android thing was me it turns out I forgot I had reset my Router last week sorting out IPV6 and changed a few things and hadn't refreshed the "saved devices" , at least it is working now....
Haven't been using Broadcast as yet as I haven't had too... same with Pattern Match as I found Magic Packet was working , but I know some devices don't have Magic Packet like my Surface 3 , but if I leave the Wifi Enabled while Sleeping/off it EATS the battery like crazy, so I will just have to push the button on it
How to Configure Wake-on-LAN in Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 - System Admins Howto
Settings might indeed be different for each PC.
As my router did not keep the ARP records and I had another server running 24/7 I set up that server to wake send a magic packet to wake the PC I want to wake. For ease I use teamviewer for this. But any other program would probably be fine.
Thank you all for you help. For me it is working now althoug not perfect, but as I understood from the support forums of my ISP they wont support keeping static ARP records in the router so this is the best solution for me.
Thanks JH5 , likewise Thanks for the input....
My Android App is actually called WakeOnLan by Mr Webb is that the one you use? though I might try another if not just in case.
I have the same app which works as long as I broadcast the magic packet