Wake on modem ring

Dell / Optiplex 170l
September 29, 2009 at 14:41:52
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 3.192 GHz / 1021 MB
What do I need to get my Dell Optiplex 170L to wake on modem ring?
It is my work computer and is attached to a DSL provider.
The only option in Set Up that is relavent is "Remote Wake Up" which I have turned on. In the modem settings I have checked the option "allow this device to wake the computer from stand by". When put the computer on stand by and then call the number to the modem the computer stays on stand by.
Do I need a certain modem or other device to get this to work?

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September 29, 2009 at 16:33:24
Assuming you are using an analogue modem which is what wake on Modem is for, you need to set the Modem into auto answer mode.

If you want the DSL modem to wake up the computer you need wake on LAN.


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September 29, 2009 at 16:59:00
As Stuart pointed out the wake-on-ring is for dial-up users, not DSL.

When a system is on high-speed (DSL/broadband) there is no specific event that will bring the system up unless you are remotely connecting to it.

Is that what you are trying to do? is the system always on? You can setup remote connection to start a session but the other place to enable is the BIOS if your system has the wake-on-LAN setting. Enable that and decide on the method you are connecting with (remote desktop, PC Anywhere, GOTO My PC) or some other interface.


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