ICMP ping requests cannot wake a Windows 7-based computer from sleep

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SYMPTOMS

You cannot wake a Windows 7-based computer by sending Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) ping requests.

CAUSE

This behavior is by design.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the Wake On LAN (WOL) methods and patterns that are in Windows 7, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Power Management for Network Devices in Windows 7

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Article ID: 976973 - Last Review: October 26, 2009 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Starter
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
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