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This depends somewhat on your internal settings and the way your machine is designed to work. It doesn't "wake" because your NIC doesn't accept packets in standby or hibernation mode. (Of course, you must have a suitable NIC with the WOL feature.)
You can check by looking at the LEDs on your NIC when the computer is turned off and when it is in "sleep" mode. If they are lit, the computer should wake when the remote packet is received. When the computer is hibernating if the LED isn't on it will not wake.
You can explore the settings in the "power" section of a Windows computer Control Panel, but this may not be adjustable.
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