Now that Vista is out and defaulting to “hybrid sleep” (sleep then hibernate… it’s a very nice and eco-friendly default power setting), those of us that have machines we routinely need to connect into remotely need to enable our network cards to be able to wake up the machine.
Now, I don’t claim to be an expert in Wake-on-LAN by any means, but turning it on is pretty simple, and then TS connections (tcp port 3389, assuming default port) and ping’s (icmp echo’s) both seem to wake up the machine fine.
Open NIC config
– Start -> control panel -> network and sharing center -> manage network connections -> rclick / properties on the network device
Turn on Wake-on-LAN
– Configure -> power management -> allow this device to wake the computer