I have a lot of computers that are on WOL to turn off and on daily.
Recently we've changed some systems and with 8.1, I can't seem to get the software to even see the computers The application i'm using - Home - aquilawol
What I've done:
-Ensured WOL is enabled in BIOS -Unchecked fast startup in power options -Triple-checked NETBIOS names (computer names), IP addresses and MAC addresses to match on both the systems and the host computer that sends the packet -Enabled settings in Device Manager for WOL capabilities on my network card
I'm sure I've checked some other areas as well, but I have no clue what i'm missing or what's going wrong. Did some searches, but I'm curious if this is native to 8.1
Have you unchecked the fast startup option in just Windows Power Management? If so, any chance you also have that option set in your BIOS as well. The reason I am asking is because I have that option available in Windows 8 and my BIOS.
Also, have you considered posting your issue directly at the WOL forum? It just seems like a more appropriate place to start because everyone there is using this software and there is also a stronger possibility that a Windows 8 user can either confirm or deny that your issue affects them as well.
I don't think this is a Windows 8.1 issue. I just recently implemented WOL for my desktop computer. It was quite an adventure to get it working. But after a while I finally found out that my motherboard doesn't support WOL for the standby modus S5 (only for S1 and S3). But now it works and I'm also using the Aquila software.
Since my desktop, as well as the Surface Pro 2, is running 8.1 I can only conclude that WOL works with 8.1.
Computer Type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Custom Made OS Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition CPU Intel Core i5 750 Memory 6 GB Graphics Card AMD HD 7750 Monitor(s) Displays Iiyama ProLite B2481HS-B1 Screen Resolution 1920x1080
Keyboard DasKeyboard (blue switches) Mouse Wacom Baboo Tablet Pen & Touch PSU Corsair CX 600 Case Corsair Carbide 300R with Side Window Cooling Intel RTS2011 LC Hard Drives 1x 120 GB SSD Samsung 830;
1x 1.5 TB HDD Seagate;
1x 2 TB HDD Western Digital;
1x 3 TB HDD Seagate
1x 80 GB SSD Vertex 2 Internet Speed 50 Mbit FullDuplex Fiberglass Browser IE11 Antivirus Windows Defender Other Info I also own the following Microsoft devices:
* Surface Pro 2 128 GB
* Windows Phone HTC 8X