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Is there a setting in Win XP home to disable my local area connection at shutdown? I manually disable my connection every night before shutting down my system, and manually re-enable it after startup. Not knowing much about the risks of an "always on" connection, I feel more secure having the connection disabled at night. Previously, I had a problem where my connection was actually turning on my computer in the middle of the night, but I have since remedied that problem.

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(NT) (NT) If you shutdown, it's disabled.

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In reply to: (NT) If you shutdown, it's disabled.

I thought that was case, until my computer started turning on by itself. It would happen only if I failed to disable my connection before powering off my computer. I finally cured that problem by locating, and disabling the "Wake on ARP/Ping" setting. Also, if I do not disable the connection before shutdown, when I restart my computer the connection is still enabled. Or is it automatically re-enabled? Either way, I would prefer to enable the connection myself if I have the option. I don't know where the setting is for that either.

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(NT) (NT) What about wake on LAN?

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Wake on Lan

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No "Wake On Lan" listing that I can see. Not in network adapters, nor in BIOS settings.

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Two items. . .

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If the PC is simply put to sleep or hybernate, it can be revived via software such as "Wake on LAN" or "Allow this device. . ." and such. If it's turned off, it's turned off. Zero power. Dead to the world.

I have cable internet, router, three PCs and a laptop. I turn them off when I'm done (except one of which is my website server).

Use the "Start, Turn off Computer, Turn off" buttons and you'll be safe.


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The WOL cable.

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Some ethernet cards have a WOL cable. I'm not familiar with your computer so I can tell if you have such.


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In reply to: The WOL cable.

I doubt that I have a WOL cable since this is a basic system. It sounds like no such manual setting exists for "Disable connection at shutdown". I'm going to test my system to see if re-enabling the "Wake up on ARP/Ping", will again cause my computer to power on by itself. I'll post the result as soon as possible.

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Re-enabled "Wake up on ARP/Ping" and everything is working fine. Thanks for the Info.

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