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Wake On Lan works w/ Magic Packet But Not w/ Net Activity

  1. #1


    Bellevue, WA
    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Professional

    Wake On Lan works w/ Magic Packet But Not w/ Net Activity


    Hi, long time lurker first time poster :-)

    I have a Windows 8.1 system that wakes on LAN no problem via magic packet. However I remember my old system I was able to make it wake up just by accessing the network.

    Of course I made sure under the device settings "power management" to uncheck "only allow a magic packet to wake the computer".

    It is strange because the moment I put my computer to sleep, I am able to wake it up via remote desktop within the first minute. I know remote desktop doesn't send a magic packet for WoL. I assume this has more to do with the ARP table keeping my IP/Mac live.

    My goal is to allow network activity to wake up my system and not just magic packets. Someone suggested I need a different router that allows me to statically map the ARP table. Is that true? Is there any setting or script I am overlooking?

    Thank you in advanced! Cheers.

    Some background:
    Latest hardware drivers installed
    Ethernet: Realtek PCIe GBE
    System: Windows 8.1 Professional
    Router: Apple Airport Extreme (6th Gen 2013)

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Bellevue, WA
    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Professional


    Anyone?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Wake On Lan works w/ Magic Packet But Not w/ Net Activity
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