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Wake on Magic Packet- WIN7 Sleep mode
show user profile  9krausec
So, I recently have started having issues keeping my computer asleep. It was working fine for about a month, then all of the sudden, it would go to sleep and turn back on a minute later all by itself.

I researched the issue to the "Power Management" options under my adapter settings and read that I should uncheck wake on magic packet (first off, magic packet is a stupid name).

From what I collected, it is something that is sent to your computer to purposely wake it up.. I turned these options off and I no longer have the sleep issue, but now I'm curious as to what programs would be trying to communicate automatically through the internet from my computer once sleep is initiated.

I am assuming that a signal or message needs to be sent to my computer for it to wake up (not from my computer to another source)...

Any ideas? I'm not super paranoid but pretty curious all the same.

Cheers and thank you.

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9/24/2012 5:56:26 PM (last edit: 9/24/2012 5:56:26 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
It's done at a hardware level, no programs are involved. It's a LAN thing. Look up "wake-on-lan"

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9/24/2012 6:01:32 PM (last edit: 9/24/2012 6:01:32 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
yeah, that was the resource I was looking at to figure out a bit more about what was going on. What gets me is that this issue just started happening. I don't change my computer all that much and use it strictly for work so it gets me wondering, why the change?

On second thought... I actually did just install the win7 service pack 1... Bet that's what triggered it.

Duh. I'm too paranoid.

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9/24/2012 6:05:06 PM (last edit: 9/24/2012 6:05:06 PM)
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