PC start auto when connected to network.

The computer is off then I plug in the network cable at the back of the pc (the cable links the pc to an adsl router/modem). Why does the computer starts up automatically when I plug in the network cable?

(by the way, for what it's worth, the router/modem is connected via usb to another pc)
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  1. Do you Wake on LAN activated?
  2. Emerald said:
    Do you Wake on LAN activated?


    I do not know what Wake on LAN is. Please explain?
    We use a 4 port adsl router/modem.
  3. "the router/modem is connected via usb to another pc."

    Why no via network cable?
  4. Emerald said:


    Hi, thanks for that. I checked the definition and found it in the cmos setup. Under Power Management is wake up event setup. Under this I found Resume by PCI device (PME#). This is where to enable or disable to cause the power on of the pc when the cable is connected.
  5. Emerald said:
    "the router/modem is connected via usb to another pc."

    Why no via network cable?


    It is by network cable at the moment (both options are allowed for on the modem).
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