ICMP ping requests cannot wake a Windows 7-based computer from sleep
You cannot wake a Windows 7-based computer by sending Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) ping requests.
This behavior is by design.
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
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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