Windows Thread, Alternative to WOL for laptops that don't support it?? in Technical; I need to get some laptops to switch on, on a schedule. I've got my desktops running on a WOL ...
21st November 2012, 08:40 PM #1
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Alternative to WOL for laptops that don't support it??
I need to get some laptops to switch on, on a schedule. I've got my desktops running on a WOL timer and even though a few don't want to play ball, i know that can probably be fixed by buying a new NIC and fitting them. With laptops it's a different story.
I'm assuming the answer will be 'no' but can anyone come up with a way to schedule a laptop to switch on at a certain time if WOL is not an option? otherwise im stuck!
21st November 2012, 08:54 PM #2
You might find that in the Bios you can auto-on at a time,
What machines are they that they don't support WOL? Is it deffinatly enabled in the bios? It might be listed as wake from S4 or something similar.
21st November 2012, 09:01 PM #3
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Yeah just thought of an alarm, but means them switching on everyday as opposed to every weekday which i can schedule in WOL2. Power on by PCIE devices is enabled. I've got it partially working. Its an Acer Veriton X275. I can power it on, power it straight off and the NIC lights stay lit up and WOL works (well it did yesterday, currently its not playing ball). But if i do a shutdown from windows, the nic lights go out and couldnt get it to wake.
21st November 2012, 09:12 PM #4
Some bios allow you to choose what days you start it.
Is the bios the latest version? as that may give you more control.
You can see more information on the different states supported for WOL in windows are here Sleep States for Wake On LAN
The one you mention is S5 and you need to be able to set to wol from that.
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