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    I have 4 computers all running XP SP3. My main computer has a local printer attached. I have shared this printer as well as some drives with my other computers and all works well. My other computers are used for special tasks and are off most of the time. I routinely put my main computer in "Stand By" mode when it is not active. I would like to be able to print from my secondary computers and I would like them to "awaken" my main computer so that I can send print jobs to the printer. The main computer has Wake On Lan turned on in the BIOS and also on the NIC but when I choose the printer and hit print, nothing happens. What am I missing or am I doing something wrong. Thanks, Serge
    P.S. Sorry I originaly posted in the Win98/ME section

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    Hi Serge, and welcome to the Lounge!

    Do your XP machines use ACPI or APM? Windows cannot take advantage of Wake-on-LAN with systems that use APM. If your BIOS is ACPI compliant, you may need to update your BIOS to the latest version.
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    Thanks for your input. I am using ACPI and have the latest BIOS version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serge Carniol View Post
    Thanks for your input. I am using ACPI and have the latest BIOS version.
    In Device Manager, check the NIC Properties | Power Management to make sure the device is not allowed to be powered off.

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