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PC start auto when connected to network.

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November 6, 2010 8:28:30 AM

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)
November 6, 2010 9:45:54 AM

Do you Wake on LAN activated?
November 6, 2010 11:05:45 AM

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.


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November 6, 2010 11:23:51 AM

"the router/modem is connected via usb to another pc."

Why no via network cable?
November 6, 2010 7:50:06 PM

Emerald said:
Here is the info on WOL

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wake-on-LAN


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.
November 6, 2010 7:51:30 PM

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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