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Wake-on-Lan (WOL) for Windows 7/XP/Vista on same LAN
Posted by Craig Averbeck, Last modified by rbTech Staff on 26 August 2014 10:43 AM
ENABLE WOL IN BIOS
Because of all the various motherboards out there, I'm not going to go into how to enable WOL in your BIOS, only know that you need to. However, if your BIOS, like mine, is severely limited in settings and no option is available to enable WOL, it might be safe to assume that it will work by default. My HP laptop has many of the BIOS settings locked for warranty purposes, but despite not having the option available, I am still able to use the feature.
 
ENABLE WOL FOR YOUR ETHERNET CARD (I.E. NIC)
Open "Device Manager" from the control panels or use the link in the zip. Expand "Network Adapters" and find your Ethernet Card. Right-click and open "Properties" then go to the "Advanced" tab. You should see something similar to the following. You want to enable "Wake on Magic Packet" or something similar.



 
INSTALL WINDOWS FEATURE "SIMPLE TCPIP SERVICES"
Open "Programs and Features" from the control panels or use the link in the zip. Click "Turn Windows features on or off" over on the sidebar. Scroll down and check "Simple TCPIP services" then click OK to install the feature.

 
START SERVICE "SIMPLE TCP/IP SERVICES"
Open "Services" from the "Administrative Tools" control panels or use the link in the zip. Scroll down to the service for which we just installed the feature. Make sure the service is started by clicking the link in the sidebar. Also ensure that the "Startup Type" is set to "Automatic" so that it will run with Windows.

 

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