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    Default Z77 Extreme4-M LAN Problem & WOL

    I've been trying to get the Wake on Lan feature up and running on the Asrock Z77 Extreme4-M. I can get packets to receive when the pc is on, but when I send a packet when it is asleep my other computer says the host cannot be resolved. I am also not sure if this has anything to do with the problem, but I noticed that none of the status lights on my ethernet port are lighting up. However my internet and networking seem to be working fine on that port. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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    Default Re: Z77 Extreme4-M LAN Problem & WOL

    So with the PC plugged into AC power, and the PSU switch on, but the PC not turned on via the power button, you don't see any LEDs on next to the network input? If not, the port seems to be off or in a power savings mode. If I turn on the PSU after I've worked on the PC (removed AC power), I always see the activity LED flashing. But I don't use the same board, etc, that you do.

    Have you checked the Properties of the network device in Device Manager? Specifically the Power or Power Management tab? WOL may not be enabled, among other power features, you did not mention checking those things.

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    Default Re: Z77 Extreme4-M LAN Problem & WOL

    Quote Originally Posted by parsec View Post
    So with the PC plugged into AC power, and the PSU switch on, but the PC not turned on via the power button, you don't see any LEDs on next to the network input? If not, the port seems to be off or in a power savings mode. If I turn on the PSU after I've worked on the PC (removed AC power), I always see the activity LED flashing. But I don't use the same board, etc, that you do.

    Have you checked the Properties of the network device in Device Manager? Specifically the Power or Power Management tab? WOL may not be enabled, among other power features, you did not mention checking those things.
    I wasn't getting any LEDs even when the power was on. I found a BIOS setting to turn the network LEDs back on. However they are still going off when the PC is in sleep or turned off indicating that the port is shutting off and WOL is not enabled. Asrock support claims that to turn on motherboard support I need to enable "PCI Devices Power On" in the BIOS which I have done. I have also ensured that WOL is on in the NIC settings in Windows. I've searched a lot to try and figure it out, but can't think of anything else to try.

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    Default Re: Z77 Extreme4-M LAN Problem & WOL

    Are you using the Realtek LAN driver (Realtek Lan driver ver:7048 for Windows 7 64bit) from your board's download page? I don't know what OS you're using, but Windows 7 may have installed a generic network driver.

    Are you using the XFast LAN utility available for your board? That may need configuring to let WOL work, or even removed if it causes problems.

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    Default Re: Z77 Extreme4-M LAN Problem & WOL

    Quote Originally Posted by parsec View Post
    Are you using the Realtek LAN driver (Realtek Lan driver ver:7048 for Windows 7 64bit) from your board's download page? I don't know what OS you're using, but Windows 7 may have installed a generic network driver.

    Are you using the XFast LAN utility available for your board? That may need configuring to let WOL work, or even removed if it causes problems.

    I was using the correct Windows 7 drivers. I ended up disabling all WOL settings and when I re-enabled them it magically worked. So I'm not sure what the problem was, but it is magically fixed. Thanks a lot for trying to help. I really appreciate it.

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