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

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:
wake on ping
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Article ID: 976973 - Last Review: 10/26/2009 07:13:34 - Revision: 1.0

Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Ultimate

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