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Wake-on-LAN functionality does not work on Windows Vista-based computers that use Broadcom network adapters and that have the _OSC method enabled

Consider the following scenario:

  • You have a computer that uses a Broadcom network adapter.
  • You enable the Wake-on-LAN (WOL) functionality on this computer.
  • The computer has the Operating System Capabilities (_OSC) method enabled to configure power management.

In this scenario, the computer does not resume from hibernation (S4) or from standby (S3).

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB960410.

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