"Neil" <neilng@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> I know that newer high-end Laptops have a wake on wireless lan feature,
> to enable remote patching of software for example. Called WOWLAN
> Does anyone know if this is possible the other way round? I want my
> Desktop PC to wake up from standby mode when I switch on my Laptop, and
> when the Laptop is switched off the desktop would then have to go into
> standby mode.
WoWLAN is essentially the same as "ordinary" WoL used with wired
connections; there is nothing that physically prevents a desktop fitted with
a PCI wireless network card from supporting WoWLAN. That said, I don't know
if any cards support WoWLAN, whereas support for WoL is almost universal for
onboard Ethernet and common for PCI Ethernet cards.
You still need to arrange for the waking/sleeping to happen as you describe,
but that is a seperate issue.
> The laptop is fitted with a wireless PCMCIA card. The desktop would have
> to have a wireless adaptor with WOL function, but I don't know if this is
> possible or how to do it. Maybe a wireless cable router could be utilised
> in some way connected to the desktop with a cable to a non-wireless lan
Possibly. Are there bits of network stuff you haven't mentioned? (Other
computers, router, switches, hubs etc.) If so, please describe.
From a client machine, can you now "ping www.google.co.uk"?
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If so, does Outlook Express work now?