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Hey guys I am running a PCE-AC66 wireless adapter and a Asus rt-acu66 router. For the life of me I cant figure out the wake on Lan feature. I've enabled it in my BIOS and did the registry tweak however the "Allow this device to wake the computer" option is grayed out. Now this is a wireless device but I am pretty sure its possible to allow a wireless wake on Lan feature, I just cant figure it out. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

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Hey guys I am running a PCE-AC66 wireless adapter and a Asus rt-acu66 router. For the life of me I cant figure out the wake on Lan feature. I've enabled it in my BIOS and did the registry tweak however the "Allow this device to wake the computer" option is grayed out. Now this is a wireless device but I am pretty sure its possible to allow a wireless wake on Lan feature, I just cant figure it out. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I've never heard of wake on WLAN. I believe this is not possible.
 

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I think you might be right, seems the only way possible would be with a bridge... Sad face
Yep that'd work.
 

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Im wondering if I can use my old slow router as a bridge when the computer is off and use my fast 5ghz wireless connection while my computer is on. Is it possible to have both a wireless connection and a wire connection at the same time? OF course the wireless would be used while on and the wired connection while off. Is this doable?
 

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Im wondering if I can use my old slow router as a bridge when the computer is off and use my fast 5ghz wireless connection while my computer is on. Is it possible to have both a wireless connection and a wire connection at the same time? OF course the wireless would be used while on and the wired connection while off. Is this doable?
Yes definitely. You should be able to just disable the wired in windows and it will only see the 5GHz and since the bios just uses WOL that's fine.
 

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Doesn't DD-WRT have a WoWLAN daemon, that suggests this is possible doesn't it?
 

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WoL is possible over wireless, but the adapter has to support it. Most don't seem to.
Yeah, that's true. I've seen Intel and Broadcomm chipsets that do.
 

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Another setting to add...I made changes to BIOS...adapter software...power management..
and as been said sometimes it just does not work..
Waking up hardwired is easy, but when it comes to waking up wireless it seems to be
hit and miss..
 

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i hope you also in power management allowed the device to wake the computer
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win tech support states that
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Support for Wake on Wireless LAN in Windows 7 drivers is optional and some drivers might not support this functionality. If you follow the process and the option to enable this is still grayed out, then your driver does not support this functionality. Follow up with your hardware manufacturer for support information.
so if its this you dont have much options left, try to dwnld drivers from manufacturers page, and try to contact them

ive also found this in comments on dell support page, so this also might work
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Craig, follow the list below and it should work for you.

1. WoWLAN only works when the system has been sent to standby or hibernation

2. The laptop must be connected to a power adapter, it doesn't work off a battery (as far as i know) * note that connecting a power adapter after the laptop has hibernated won't help, it has to be connected before standby/hibernation

3. Enable the wake option via the power management section of the wireless adapter

4. In the BIOS, enable Wake on WLAN.

5. Note down the MAC address of the wireless adapter

6. I don't use the Intel software as the Windows wireless already has the 'persistent connection' but this also needs to be setup if you stay with Intel's software.

7. Use a third party tool such as this one - http://www.depicus.com/wake-on-lan/wake-on-lan-gui.aspx

8. Run the tool from the local subnet. Type in the MAC address, leave the internet address blank and set the mask to 255.255.255.0 and the port to 7. You can't run the tool from outside the subnet (including via VPN) without additonal configuration. Create a web app that sits on an internal server to get around this
keep us updated on your progress
 
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