PC wakes from sleep when macbook does, why?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ranviper, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. ranviper macrumors 6502a

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    When I have my macbook in bootcamp, and my PC is asleep, and I wake my macbook from sleep, it also wakes up my pc. WHY? I can't stop it. LoL.
     
  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    Here's the abundantly obvious answer to your question:

    Either you're physically doing something to wake up your PC, or something in Windows on your Mac is sending out the "magic packet" to wake up your PC. Or, maybe your PC wasn't really asleep, and the screen is just coming on because it sees something new on the network.

    I have absolutely no idea what the real answer is, but it's probably going to be describable by one of the above.
     
  3. ranviper thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    lol. Well I am definitely NOT physically waking it up, I am no where near it usually when it happens. Like, across the room. And it is definitely really asleep, as I put it to sleep and all the lights go out, etc. So, magic packets must be it...
     
  4. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    Then your options boil down to finding the software that's sending it or disabling Wake-on-LAN on the PC.
     

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