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I can't get Wake on LAN addins to work. Does scheduled nightly backup use Wake on LAN? RRS feed

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    Hi,

     

     I have tried all of the Wake on LAN addins and I can't get any of them to work.  The usual advice is to make sure that it is enabled in the operating system / ethernet driver (which I have done) and the BIOS.  I have a Sony SZ6 and in the BIOS interface doesn't offer a Wake on LAN or other likely names for this control.  The minimalist BIOS is quite normal for a Sony I think, as there are other things such as bluetooth, that are also hidden but which are clearly enabled since I use them regularly. 

     

    I want proof as to whether Wake on LAN is enabled or disabled.  Every night I leave my computer in a sleep state and my WHS successfully performs the scheduled nightly backup.  Is this clear evidence of Wake on LAN being enabled?

     

    answers appreciated?
    Wednesday, April 2, 2008 9:14 PM

Answers

  • If its not in the BIOS, then it doesn't have Wake on LAN.
    As far as I know, WHS server doesn't actually use Wake on LAN to schedule a backup. Rather, the client machine itself has a schedule when to wake up.
    Thursday, April 3, 2008 12:54 AM