Originally Posted by smaybee
To the best of my knowledge many (most) computers can wake from S3 sleep, and s4 is a little more unreliable and may depend on your BIOS/motherboard. My impression was that S5 sleep needed an external stimulus to wake and thus was not a good choice for standby when scheduling recordings. Personally, I use S3 sleep since my HTPC will standby at ~1Watt power consumption when using S3. If you search the web you will find lots of complaints about Windows and Sleep/wakeup problems.
Well, I don't need to be convinced to use S3 instead of S4/S5.
It's not dedicated HTPC, so we might shutdown/hibernate it "by mistake".
I was wondering, what needs to be configured to make HTPC wake up reliably from S4/S5?
WakeOnLan works just fine from S4/S5.
For IR receiver PowerOn work, IR receiver needs to be configured to keep power during S4/S5.
It's gotta be something somewhere to make it work...