For example, if Wake-on-LAN is enabled on your computer, the computer resumes (or awakens) from standby or hibernation when it receives an ICMP Echo Request (ping request) from the network. After two minutes, if no other activity or ping requests from the network occur, the computer automatically returns to standby or hibernation. This behavior occurs because Wake-on-LAN is typically configured to return your computer to standby or hibernation after two minutes of inactivity.
- Right-click My Computer, and then click
- On the Hardware tab, click Device Manager.
- In Device Manager, double-click Network Adapters.
- Right-click your network adapter, and then click
- On the Power Management tab, click to select the Allow this device to bring the computer out of standby check box, and then click to select the Only allow management stations to bring the computer out of standby check box.
- Click OK, and then close Device Manager and System Properties.
Note If there is no Power Management tab on the
Properties tab for your network adapter, your network adapter does not support power management. Or, the driver for your network adapter may not support configuring the power management options.
If your network adapter does not support power management, this behavior is caused by another device or process that is running on your computer. If you are sure that your network adapter supports power management, contact the manufacturer of your computer or network adapter for information about Wake-on-LAN.
Article ID: 810719 - Last Review: Oct 22, 2008 - Revision: 1