Okay, I'm a technician by trade and an Info Tech major in college, so don't be afraid to talk techie with me unless you're going in depth with advanced networking topics, in which case dumb it down a bit for me.
Here's the deal. I've got This Board
inside of this case
connected to a Linksys WRT54G2 (v1.5) via an ASUS Powerline Networking kit. The machine runs Windows 7 x86 and goes to S3 after 30 minutes to save on my electric bill.
Here's the problem, in short: after an entire evening of tinkering: Wake on Lan still won't work.
Here's the recap of what I've done.
I've tried telling Windows 7 to not put the LAN chip to sleep, to put it asleep and let it wake, and to put it to sleep and only let it wake with a magic packet; all three options. I've also ensured that the BIOS of the board has LAN wakeup events enabled. I'm not sure if the router is messing with me at this point or not. It's version number 1.5, so no flavor of DD-WRT will work on it. After a whole lot of poking around on google and the stock firmware, I have managed to get two WOL Magic Packet sending applications to trigger a response in "receive" mode of a WOL program on the target machine (it pops up saying that a magic packet has been received,) but when the machine is in S3 and I send the packet, no dice.
The router was configured right, or at least I thought so.
I've tried several methods of setting the NIC in Device Mangement in regards to LAN power management
The BIOS says everything's ready to go.
What to do?