Thanks. I purchased wireless at the same time I updated bios, and swore it was the bios. Don't matter how many times I change and set settings it just didn't work, now I can rest easy. However it's going to be hard to get use to pushing the butttttttton.
there's a known issue here - USB needing power to run etc and in fact my M$ multimedia k/b and mouse (optical/wireless) aims to address the issue because the box has BOTH a USB and a PS2 plug on the end. This works fine on so far as getting into BIOS (I have used another wireless k/b where it would not detect DEL and I had to plug in a PS2 k/b for any BIOS ops!) but it is still not apparently good enough to wake up the machine - least not when I set my BIOS options.... Then again I have heard mentin of BIOS options to wake on USB - no idea beyond that... no first hand experience that is.