WOL (Wake-On Lan)

March 1, 2009 at 07:52:58
Specs: Windows XP, 4GB
I'm getting a home media server setup to go into a standby (S3) state when its not being used. I am using a Intel NIC. It works great, but I have one minor issue.

The computer doesn't wake up when I try to access a network share. It ONLY wakes up when it sees either a Remote Desktop or a VPN connect. This is GREAT for when I'm at work or something and need to access the network.

But it makes it difficult for home use. I'd like it to wake up if I try to access a normal network share.

Any ideas to fix this?

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March 1, 2009 at 16:23:29
Hmmm, this also has a big disadvantage.
Everyone, how will find your media server on the internet, may try to access it and your server will wake up. After a while, it goes back into sleep mode a.s.o.
This is pretty bad for harddisks.

Please send a reply, if you solved the problem !!!

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