Computer wakes up

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Computer wakes up

Hello,

My laptop which is couple of months ol runs win 10 is constantly turning on when in sleep mode. Any advice and what causes this?

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Re: Computer wakes up

Hi @WillAlt

 

 

The laptop probably has WoL (wake on lan) enabled, this makles the computer wake up when it receives a speciually crafted magic packet

 

you can set an interface in TAP mode on your Palo Alto NEtworks firewall, and hook it to a span port on the switch to listen for activitry, which hopefully will reveal the source of this packet


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Re: Computer wakes up

From the command prompt, run powercfg.exe -lastwake

 

this will tell you what is waking your device.

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