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Hi,

 

A Magic Packet sent on LAN or WAN to wake up Windows 8 does not work - not sure if this is a PC Monitor issue, looks like an OS issue.

Have you tried to wake up your PC using other apps to see if the issue is still there? It will be interesting to find out if the issue still persists.

 

Thanks.

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Hi,

 

From my testing it looks like WOL does work when you shut down via PC Monitor, or shutdown.exe /s. It doesn't however work when you shut down via the Windows charm menu. I've tested this with a variety of WOL apps so this isn't a PC Monitor bug - something about the way Windows shuts down in different scenarios.

 

I suspect the following has something to do with it:http://http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2776718

 

This also explains why everything worked fine in Windows 7. I'll try turning off the "fast startup" option tonight and see if this makes any difference.

 

Thanks.

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Confirmed, to get WOL to work after shutting down Windows 8 you need to disable "fast startup" so the network adapter is armed for WOL at shutdown.

 

Shutting down via the PC Monitor app or shutdown.exe /s mustn't perform "hybrid shutdown" so WOL works as normal.

 

For info: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2776718

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Confirmed, to get WOL to work after shutting down Windows 8 you need to disable "fast startup" so the network adapter is armed for WOL at shutdown.

 

Shutting down via the PC Monitor app or shutdown.exe /s mustn't perform "hybrid shutdown" so WOL works as normal.

 

For info: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2776718

 

Yes!!!! Finally!!! It worked!!!

I knew I was not crazy!!!

 

Thanks!!!!

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