WAKE ON LAN stops working if computer has been off for a while

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  1. owerlord
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    WAKE ON LAN stops working if computer has been off for a while (after ABOUT 8mins) and wont open anymore.

    So it works fine for 7 MINs and after that no.

    Can anyone help me? :(

    I have win 10 and Asus Z170 pro gaming motherboard
     
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    what is wake on lan used for?
    i had seen this term lots of times and i suspect it's a feature which wakes the computer from sleep in case you are using it as a server or something
     
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  3. cearp

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    exactly - your computer is off, but still connected to power and network and just listening for a magic packet that you send to wake it up, and boot it :)

    so you can turn on your computer from anywhere anytime (provided you can get past your firewall lol)

    you could use it to wake up at a certain time, download torrents/sync stuff, then make it shut down when finished, and repeat, once a week for example.
     
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    Did you have to post the same thread/question in two different sub forums? That kills any desire for me to want to help you.

    @migles Power on LAN is a way to let the computer switch on when it receives a "magic packet" through the Ethernet port. It can either be initiated from another computer in the network or remotely from the internet via the router (the latter is often a PITA to set up). Once the computer boots up, it's possible to connect to the computer using Remote Desktop/management tools or run scheduled tasks.

    Enabling it requires changing BIOS settings, Windows power management settings, Ethernet driver settings, and sometimes router settings. Guides are available on the Internet.
     
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    Do u know how to do this? :( for hours i have tried looking on the net