Army59
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Alienware M11x R2 WOL?

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I have been attempting to configure this laptop for WOL (Wake On Lan). After numerous searches via the web and forums, updating to BIOS v.A04, and configuring OS\Router...I am only able to WOL when pc is in sleep or hibernate. Not when powered down. Is this possible or does anyone know of any links or threads that I missed?

 

- The only WOL oriented setting in the BIOS is "USB Wake"

- OS is Win7 Ultimate x64

 

 

Thanks for any help in advance,

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Alienware-Natal
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Re: Alienware M11x R2 WOL?

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Hi Army59,

I will look into this, but I'm pretty sure it's not possible to do that in the m11x r2, the BIOS does not have an option to allow that. I'll confirm this tomorrow.

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Army59
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Re: Alienware M11x R2 WOL?

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Thank you for the response. I was holding out hope that it might mean that the feature was enabled by default. I'll go with this information then unless you confirm otherwise. Again, appreciate the time.
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Alienware-Natal
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Re: Alienware M11x R2 WOL?

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Hi Army59,

I asked our engineering department, and I also tested an m11x r2 from our lab myself and it's not possible, there is no option in the BIOS to enable WOL.

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Re: Alienware M11x R2 WOL?

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I have been attempting to configure this laptop for WOL (Wake On Lan). After numerous searches via the web and forums, updating to BIOS v.A04, and configuring OS\Router...I am only able to WOL when pc is in sleep or hibernate. Not when powered down. Is this possible or does anyone know of any links or threads that I missed?

 

 

I presume this is the same for the M11X R3.

I'd be happy to enable wake from hibernate or sleep but the ethernet and wifi settings for "allow this device to wake the computer" are greyed out. is there any way to enable these on the R3?

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Tesla1856
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Re: Alienware M11x R2 WOL?

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I have been attempting to configure this laptop for WOL (Wake On Lan). After numerous searches via the web and forums, updating to BIOS v.A04, and configuring OS\Router...I am only able to WOL when pc is in sleep or hibernate. Not when powered down. Is this possible or does anyone know of any links or threads that I missed?

 

 

 

1. I'd be happy to enable wake from hibernate or sleep

 

2. but the ethernet and wifi settings for "allow this device to wake the computer" are greyed out. is there any way to enable these on the R3?

 
1. That's the ONLY way it works (not from Off).
 
2. - Check BIOS for any network or S3 settings
- Turn-off or disable WiFi and use only wired ethernet
- Start Googling
 


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