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You cannot wake a Windows 7-based computer by sending Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) ping requests.
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
Article ID: 976973 - Last Review: October 26, 2009 - Revision: 1.0