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Wake-up from "sleep" for incoming Skype call

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    Wake-up from "sleep" for incoming Skype call


    I have searched for a solution that will enable my Win8.1 ASUS X54C laptop to wake-up from 'sleep' when an incoming Skype call occurs.

    I am in the habit of putting my laptop in "sleep mode" when I know I will not use it for more than 30 minutes or so. Being retired, I am on and off my laptop many times a day, and I occasionally miss incoming Skype calls from family overseas if am not sitting at my laptop

    I have searched for a solution, but have not found a 'fix'

    Is there any way I can allow and incoming Skype call wake the laptop, and so (by my Skype ringtone) alert me that someone is trying to contact me on Skype?

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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    hi,I don't use Skype myself ,but my search finds make sure 'wake on lan ' is set in the bios ,did you try that ,good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    hi,I don't use Skype myself ,but my search finds make sure 'wake on lan ' is set in the bios ,did you try that ,good luck
    That "wake on LAN" as the first setting I tried .. no luck so far
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    Not possible, because with the computer in sleep mode, the software would never know a request is coming through. If you have a smartphone or tablet, set Skype up on one of those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Not possible, because with the computer in sleep mode, the software would never know a request is coming through. If you have a smartphone or tablet, set Skype up on one of those.
    OK .. thanks for that confirmation that it cannot be done for Skype on a laptop.
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