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    Waking a computer on a network

    I have a tower computer in my basement workshop, and a laptop upstairs. I hate having to run downstairs to wake my tower, then running back upstairs. Can you show me how to wake my tower from my laptop? Both are running Win 7 and are on a wireless network.
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    The simple answer is no, because Wake on LAN is a wired-only function, requiring the Network Interface Card (NIC) to stay powered up, waiting for the WOL "Magic Packet".

    The more complicated answer is that there is a newer facility available only for Windows 7 called Wake on Wireless LAN (WoWLAN), but I've not yet tried it, and so I would suggest you invoke the services of Mr Google. There may even be some intrepid person on the Windows Secrets Lounge who has played with it?
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    If the WoWLAN doesn't work just plug your tower into the switch and use WOL, that option works for sure.

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