Windows Vista Failed to wakeup a PC from Vista Machine sending WOL magic packet

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by Chau Chee Yang, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. Hi,

    I have a PC with MAC Address "00:02:A5:BF:65:DF".

    I sent a WOL magic packet to the PC from machine running Windows Vista
    but the PC doesn't wake up.

    I am sure the PC already configure properly with WOL enabled. I have a
    Linux server in the network and I use the following command to wake up
    the PC and it works:

    /sbin/ether-wake 00:02:A5:BF:65:DF

    I also can wake up the PC using any WOL program from any windows XP machine.

    I also turn on the following in my Windows Vista machine under the power
    management of my network adapter as instructed in
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941145 :

    "Allow this device to wake the compute"
    "Only allow management stations to wake the computer"

    Is there any other setting I miss? Thank you.

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    Best regards,
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    E Stream Software Sdn Bhd
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  2. Bob

    Bob Guest

    Go to Advance Power Settings.
    Set hard drive to turn off a minute or 2 before sleep.
    Set Hybrid and Hibernate modes to "Off"
    Under USB settings select "Disable"
    Under Multimedia select "Allow ....."

    "Chau Chee Yang" wrote in message
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    > Hi,
    >
    > I have a PC with MAC Address "00:02:A5:BF:65:DF".
    >
    > I sent a WOL magic packet to the PC from machine running Windows Vista but
    > the PC doesn't wake up.
    >
    > I am sure the PC already configure properly with WOL enabled. I have a
    > Linux server in the network and I use the following command to wake up the
    > PC and it works:
    >
    > /sbin/ether-wake 00:02:A5:BF:65:DF
    >
    > I also can wake up the PC using any WOL program from any windows XP
    > machine.
    >
    > I also turn on the following in my Windows Vista machine under the power
    > management of my network adapter as instructed in
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941145 :
    >
    > "Allow this device to wake the compute"
    > "Only allow management stations to wake the computer"
    >
    > Is there any other setting I miss? Thank you.
    >
    > --
    > Best regards,
    > Chau Chee Yang
    >
    > E Stream Software Sdn Bhd
    > URL: www.sql.com.my
    > SQL Financial Accounting
     
  3. > Go to Advance Power Settings.
    > Set hard drive to turn off a minute or 2 before sleep.
    > Set Hybrid and Hibernate modes to "Off"
    > Under USB settings select "Disable"
    > Under Multimedia select "Allow ....."


    No. It doesn't work. Your solution doesn't seems to have any relation to
    my problem.

    --
    Best regards,
    Chau Chee Yang

    E Stream Software Sdn Bhd
    URL: www.sql.com.my
    SQL Financial Accounting
     
  4. "Chau Chee Yang" wrote in message
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    > Hi,
    >
    > I have a PC with MAC Address "00:02:A5:BF:65:DF".
    >
    > I sent a WOL magic packet to the PC from machine running Windows Vista but
    > the PC doesn't wake up.
    >
    > I am sure the PC already configure properly with WOL enabled. I have a
    > Linux server in the network and I use the following command to wake up the
    > PC and it works:
    >
    > /sbin/ether-wake 00:02:A5:BF:65:DF
    >
    > I also can wake up the PC using any WOL program from any windows XP
    > machine.
    >
    > I also turn on the following in my Windows Vista machine under the power
    > management of my network adapter as instructed in
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941145 :
    >
    > "Allow this device to wake the compute"
    > "Only allow management stations to wake the computer"
    >
    > Is there any other setting I miss? Thank you.



    So you are trying to wake up a particular machine up, and it works when the
    magic packet is sent from a Linux machine, but it doesn't work from the
    Vista machine?

    What are you using to send the magic packets on Vista?

    I use this:
    http://www.depicus.com/wake-on-lan/wake-on-lan-gui.aspx

    Command Line:
    http://www.depicus.com/wake-on-lan/wake-on-lan-cmd.aspx

    But there is also this:
    http://software.bootblock.co.uk/?id=wakeonlanex


    Just a wild shot, but have tried turning of the Firewall on the Vista
    machine to see if that makes any difference? I mean the sending machine,
    not the one that needs to be awakened.

    ss.
     
  5. Synapse Syndrome wrote:
    > So you are trying to wake up a particular machine up, and it works when the
    > magic packet is sent from a Linux machine, but it doesn't work from the
    > Vista machine?


    Yes. I send the magic packet from Windows 98, Windows XP or Linux
    machine to wake up another PC and it works. But send the magic packet
    from Vista machine to another PC and it doesn't work.

    > What are you using to send the magic packets on Vista?


    I use Delphi to write my own program to send the magic packet. The
    magic packet is broadcast packet of the following:

    "FF FF FF FF FF FF" followed by sixteen repetitions of target computer's
    MAC address.

    > Just a wild shot, but have tried turning of the Firewall on the Vista
    > machine to see if that makes any difference? I mean the sending machine,
    > not the one that needs to be awakened.


    Yes, I have turn off the FireWall and it doesn't work either. Of course
    we know the awaken machine has nothing to do with firewall as it is off.

    Just for your information, all the test I described are doing in LAN
    environment in domain 192.168.0.X.

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    Best regards,
    Chau Chee Yang

    E Stream Software Sdn Bhd
    URL: www.sql.com.my
    SQL Financial Accounting
     
  6. "Chau Chee Yang" wrote in message
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    > Synapse Syndrome wrote:
    >> So you are trying to wake up a particular machine up, and it works when
    >> the magic packet is sent from a Linux machine, but it doesn't work from
    >> the Vista machine?

    >
    > Yes. I send the magic packet from Windows 98, Windows XP or Linux machine
    > to wake up another PC and it works. But send the magic packet from Vista
    > machine to another PC and it doesn't work.
    >
    >> What are you using to send the magic packets on Vista?

    >
    > I use Delphi to write my own program to send the magic packet. The magic
    > packet is broadcast packet of the following:
    >
    > "FF FF FF FF FF FF" followed by sixteen repetitions of target computer's
    > MAC address.
    >
    >> Just a wild shot, but have tried turning of the Firewall on the Vista
    >> machine to see if that makes any difference? I mean the sending machine,
    >> not the one that needs to be awakened.

    >
    > Yes, I have turn off the FireWall and it doesn't work either. Of course we
    > know the awaken machine has nothing to do with firewall as it is off.
    >
    > Just for your information, all the test I described are doing in LAN
    > environment in domain 192.168.0.X.


    I was planning to reply to you once I made some of my own tests once I got
    my Vista machine running again. But I am unable to as I have some hardware
    problems with it.

    I did some Googling and found that there have been others that have had
    problems as well. Try using the software mentioned in this thread, and see
    if that works.

    http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPo...40827&SiteID=17

    If it does work with that other software, you can narrow the cause of the
    problem down.

    ss.
     
  7. longstar

    longstar Guest

    I seem to have the same problem, although it has worked before. It's
    only since a couple of weeks. This is my situation:

    I have A home Network with XP machines and 2 vista machines (home
    premium and Ultimate both 32bit). I have a server (win2003) wich I turn
    on and off remotly. To turn it on I use a commandline program called
    mc-wol, wich can do this based on the server MAC address. Everything has
    been working fine and still works fine accept for one vista PC. Yes I
    said one. The other one is still working fine. The one that is not
    working is Vista Ultimate edition and has not been changed except for a
    few updates. The one that does work is Vista Premium edition, this one
    has the new Vista service pack1 installation (fresh new version install,
    no update). I have also tried other tools with and without firewall
    enabled, but nothing works. I think it is some kind of update that is
    causing this, question is which one?

    Could it be my network card? I know some new updates (drivers) have
    been installed for it.

    By the way I do not have a domain, but only a workgroup.


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    longstar
     
  8. avfros

    avfros Guest

    I had the same problem (sorry for my english)

    I had try the mc-wol.exe program (from matcode.com)
    and try the wolcmd.exe program (from depicus)
    and not work when de sender computer have Vista Home Premium 32 bit.

    Then I try use the same programs but using also de IP broadcast adress.

    I mean, trying to wake the 192.168.0.1 pc I use:

    mc-wol xx:xx:xx:xx:xx /a 192.168.0.*255* and It's works!!!

    also try

    wolcmd xxxxxxxxxx 192.168.0.1 255.255.255.0 and also works!!!

    (obviously the xx:xx:xx:xx:xx mean the real MAC adress)

    From other computers with other Operating System I not need to use de
    IP, but from my Vista Home Premium only with the broadcast IP works
    fine.

    I hopefull this post help you


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