Originally Posted by GibsoneanNode
It is my assumption too that you may have an ethernet card with wake-on-lan support. The Wake on LAN Wiki
page has a brief security section providing a cautionary note.
Since, as I understand it, wake-on-lan functionality is activated in part within the BIOS would it be possible to turn it off there? I don't know, I am merely speculating.
And thanks for the link!
I checked in BIOS first think, but I'm unsure about what some options mean since the manual isn't very helpful! (AMI BIOS)
Here is an excerpt ...
Onboard LAN [Enable]
Configuration options: [Enable] [Disabled]
Suspend Mode [Auto]
Configuration options: [S1 (POS) Only] [S3 Only] [Auto]
ACPI 2.0 Support [Disabled]
ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
Restore on AC Power Loss [Power Off]
Configuration options: [Power Off][Power On][Last State]
Power On By PCI Devices [Disabled]
Power On By PCIE Devices [Disabled]
Power On By External Modems [Disabled]
Power On By RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Power On By PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]
Power On By PS/2 Mouse [Disabled]
I dont see anything else in there that might be relative to the situation...
As I already mentioned, Vista deactivates the Ethernet card!
Linux should do it also. But how?