I've been trying to make wake-on-lan work in Windows XP and I've succeeded partially. If I turn off my computer 'the right way' I can wake the machine using the magic packet without a problem. If I turn off computer by pressing and holding the power button I cannot start it up.
I've found some reports that I'm not the only one observing this behavior but without clear explanation.
Is this a normal behavior for wake-on-lan? If so, can someone explain the technical background behind this? What is the difference between different types of shutting down the machine and how it affects wake-on-lan?
- OS: Windows XP
- Motherboard: Gigabyte m55s-s3
- Up to date NIC drivers and bios