wake on network share acces (wake on ping?) RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,


    I've got a ex490 installed with WHS2003, the ex490 is a music server and theoretically only need to be on if somebody in the network access the shares.

    Problem is that some of the devices which excess the shares are not capable of sending a WOL "Magic Package" so therefore the machine must always stand on.

    So my question is if it is possible to wake on network access, so if a client what’s to access a network share on the ex490 it comes out of sleep and starts up, without the magic package.


    Hope some of you can help!


    Wednesday, October 27, 2010 11:42 AM

All replies

  • It's possible to set a computer to wake on LAN access, but if you do so, it will generally wake within a minute or two of being put into standby.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Wednesday, October 27, 2010 2:30 PM