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Why won't multiple identical PCs "Wake on LAN" when the Master and Slaves are on the same LAN

TheFatController
TheFatController Posts: 3 ✭✭
edited September 2021 in General Questions

Hi there,

I have four identical OPTIPLEX 7010s sitting on my desk, all connected to the same GBIT smart switch.

I installed Team Viewer on all the devices, intending one to be my MasterPC and the other three are simply "slaves".

All the RJ45 Ports showed activity via their LEDs both whilst powered up and shut down and the PCs functioned perfectly as stand-alones or slaves as desired - Until I tried to activate "Wake on LAN"

The first designated "slave's" BIOS was properly configured for wake on LAN and functioned accordingly.

Still. all RJ45 Ports were showing activity via their LEDs, regardless of their power status.

The moment I attempted to configure "slave 2", I was able to activate remote access and utilise the TV connection. However, it failed the "Wake on LAN" AND the RJ45 activity LEDs are no longer active when the PC is shut down.

I then attempted to configure "slave 3" which still had active RJ45 LEDs. Again, I was able to connect to the Master and again, it failed the "Wake on LAN" AND the RJ45 activity LEDs are no longer active when the PC is shut down.

I have verified the BIOS for all three slaves have identical configurations save only for the varying amounts of memory, HDD and processor speed.

So - Why won't multiple identical PCs "Wake on LAN" when the Master and all the slaves are on the same LAN?

All devices appear in my "Computers & Contacts" List when active and can be connected successfully on demand - even simultaneously.

Only Slave 1 shows the "Wake Me" switch when they are all "Dormant"

Note: It's NOT TeamViewer 14 it's 15 but nobody has yet added a tag for that.

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