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How to configure NCPA Platform Wake for NetDetect

NCPA Platform Wake Configuration for NetDetect
For the Intel® Smart Connect Technology/NetDetect feature, select the following checkboxes on the NCPA Power management tab

  • Allow this device to wake the computer
  • Only allow a magic packet to wake the computer

These features must be enabled because of the way Microsoft implemented the wake function. Intel has not implemented support for WoWLAN (Wake over WLAN) in Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi version 15.1.0 nor is wake via magic packet supported.

Wake Enable versus WoWLAN
Selecting the checkboxes in the NCPA tab does not mean the adapter supports WoWLAN or the platform is able to be configured for WoWLAN feature. Rather the adapter supports Wake Enable. The operating system enables this checkbox, and allows selecting it, only if the WiFi driver reports it supports WoWLAN.

Behavior with and without Intel® Smart Connect Technology installed

Intel Smart Connect Technology not installed:
The "Allow this device to wake the computer" checkbox is enabled, but not selected (it can be selected by the user, but has no effect).

It is enabled because the driver reports WoWLAN capability. The adapter specifically does this, because having the driver not reporting WoWLAN capability until the Intel Smart Connect Technology application is installed is a violation of Microsoft logo requirement to pass WoWLAN device WHQL tests.

Intel Smart Connect Technology is installed:
The “Allow this device to wake the computer” checkbox is selected, but the “Only allow a magic packet to wake the computer” checkbox is not selected.

Selecting the “Only allow a magic packet to wake the computer” has no effect as the adapter does not support WoWLAN.

Intel Smart Connect Technology is uninstalled:
Clear the "Allow this device to wake the computer" checkbox.

Related Topics:
Intel® Smart Connect Technology Features and Requirements

Operating System:

Windows 7 *

This applies to:

Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235
Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N + WiMAX 6150
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2200
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 for Desktop
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7260
Intel® Wireless-N 7260

Solution ID: CS-033394
Last Modified: 17-Jul-2014
Date Created: 29-Mar-2012
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