Xbox Extender and Wake On Lan

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Darryl McCutcheon, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. Has anybody gotten Wake On Lan working with a Xbox Extender?

    To save electricity, I have my media center pc in the basement,
    configured to go to S3 standby after 30 minutes. It works great for
    recording, and guide updates. I have also found that it will wake up if
    I attempt to remote desktop to it from my office PC, or attempt to
    connect using file sharing. However, I find myself running to the
    basement to wake up the pc before I connect using an extender because
    the extender does not wake the pc.

    Please let me know if anyone has gotten this to work. I plan on doing
    some investigation myself to determine if it is indeed possible.
    Darryl McCutcheon, Mar 9, 2005
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    Olcay Buyan Guest

    Hi Darryl,
    does the network chipset in the XBOX support WOL (Wake On Lan)?
    Olcay Buyan, Mar 9, 2005
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  3. Hi Olcay,

    I highly doubt the xbox network chipset supports WOL. However, in my
    situation, the xbox is already turned on, attempting to connect to the
    MCE PC in the basement.

    I would like the MCE box to wake on lan when the xbox attempts to
    connect to it and hence save me walking down 2 flights of stairs to hit
    the space bar. The MCE PC does support wake on lan, and I have used is
    successfully via remote desktop from my office pc. However, when the
    xbox attempts to connect to the MCE PC (via what I believe is remote
    desktop) the PC stays asleep.

    Does anyone if the Media Center Extender keeps a record of the dns name
    (or ip address) of the MCE PC when setup, and attempts to connect to it
    directly, or if it does a broadcast instead (which may not wake up the
    pc) and waits for the MCE PC to respond?
    Darryl McCutcheon, Mar 10, 2005
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    piyo319 Guest

    I am very interested on how you got your MCE2005 to wake up from sleep mode
    when you Remote Desktop into it. Im trying to figure it out, but it doesn't
    work for me! my MCE2005 machine is connected through a router which I have
    forwarded ports to. Anyways, with the machine on, I can RDC into it without a

    Is there something I have to change in my bios? I have the WAKE on LAN
    setting turned on.
    piyo319, Mar 14, 2005
  5. Hi Piyo319

    To enable wake on lan on your pc, you get into the device manager,
    right click the network adapter and select properties. Next click the
    advanced tab, and in the property list box, you should see wake on
    settings. Click it, and to the right in the dropdown you should see
    wake on directed, or wake on magic and directed. I have mine set to
    wake on magic & directed. I have also tried it wake on directed, and it
    works as well.

    However, for this to work, you need a network adapter which supports
    wake on lan, but most systems do support this feature. You may also
    have to adjust your bios settings in order for it to be enabled.

    Hope this helps.
    Darryl McCutcheon, Mar 15, 2005
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