FrankieV, what brand and model router do you have? And do you use its native firmware?
Official firmware, not the latest. Expensive router, works well, but still lot of bugs. See forum in link above.
If you want to use with apple, 5ghz, stay away. 2,4 ghz all ok. I only have problems with log file running full with errors.
Why you ask?
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I spent a ton of hours last year trying to get my Ethernet connected PC to WoL, even buying a different NIC. It would work for about 20 minutes and then would not work, with multiple software applications being tried. I finally found out that the Linksys brand routers do not support WoL.
That advice from Microsoft is really confusing and contradictory isn't it:
"WOL from S4 or S5 is unsupported ..."
"Therefore, WOL is supported only from sleep (S3) or hibernation (S4) states ..."
Make up your mind about S4, Microsoft!
Thank you very much for sharing this information here. I am sure it is going to be very helpful for other customers.
I'm currently in the position where my i5 NUC won't wake from S5 using WOL.
I'm hoping this solution may help.
But, and apologies if I'm being thick here, is WOL and S5 dependent on OS ? Given that the machine is switched off in S5, how does Windows settings even come into it !?
Thanks all, apologies if that's a stupid question, I'm new to this stuff!