Can you enable your internet connection while computer is in sleep mode

overmyhead

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I have started playing with Logmein so I can help access relatives computers to fix their issues and access files on my desktop from my laptop when I'm on the road. So far I have found this to be a great application but in order for me to access my desktop I need for the computer to be on.

Is there a way to have the internet connection to be enabled while the system is in sleep mode?
 

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System One

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    Intel Core i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67
    Motherboard
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    Memory
    Corsair XMS 9 GB DDR3-1333
    Graphics Card(s)
    HIS ATI Radeon HD 4850
    Sound Card
    Gigabyte Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    VIZIO VMM26
    Screen Resolution
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    Hard Drives
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    2, Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7,200RPM Serial ATA-300 Hard Drive
    PSU
    Corsair Memory TX750W 750 Watt ATX 12V Power Supply
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    Antec Performance One P182 ATX Tower
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    Keyboard
    Logitech Cordless Desktop® MX™ 5500 Revolution
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H2SO4

A bit of a numpty
Vista Guru
Sleep (power state S3) means the RAM is still getting fed power, but little else.

What you want is to enable Wake-On-LAN (WOL) in the BIOS and the OS, and to configure things so that an attempt to remote control from the outside wakes up the box.

Here's a good walkthrough:

SmallNetBuilder - Small Network Help - How To: Wake on LAN / Wake on WAN

By the way, Remote Desktop/Assistance (RDP) is already built into the OS (at least the Business flavours of Vista and higher). It's generally safer to use services already embedded within the OS, unless you need some other functionality that's not provided.
 

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overmyhead

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H2SO4,

Thank you for your quick response, Logmein was recomended to me as a easier solution for the other OS my relatives are using stating it required less configuration.

I will attemped configuring you solution.

Thanks again,
Robb
 
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My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte EX58-UD5
    Memory
    Corsair XMS 9 GB DDR3-1333
    Graphics Card(s)
    HIS ATI Radeon HD 4850
    Sound Card
    Gigabyte Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    VIZIO VMM26
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1200 Full HD+
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB 10,000RPM Serial ATA-300 Hard Drive
    2, Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7,200RPM Serial ATA-300 Hard Drive
    PSU
    Corsair Memory TX750W 750 Watt ATX 12V Power Supply
    Case
    Antec Performance One P182 ATX Tower
    Cooling
    3 Tri-cool fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech Cordless Desktop® MX™ 5500 Revolution
    Internet Speed
    Download 2910 Kbits/sec Upload 255 Kbits/sec
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