WOL How to

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Wed Jan 21 04:13:15 UTC 2009

On 01/20/2009 07:25 PM, Brian McKee wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 8:06 PM, Alex Katebi <alex.katebi at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Anybody knows how to configure the Wake On LAN option of a NIC card in
>> Ubunutu?
>> WOL feature is used for powering on remotely.
> Homogoneous hardware?  From everything I've seen it's kinda like
> hibernation on laptops - some work great and some don't....
> Brian

Probably :-) I've not used it in years & tend to turn it off in bios for
a couple of reasons: 1) the nic uses energy, 2) many years ago I used to
have a Windows machine in the bedroom that would fire up at odd hours of
the night... drove me nuts until I figured out that the WOL was kicking
in for no reason at all (no modem connected etc).

I did spend a little time testing on an intrepid machine & couldn't get
it to work. I'll try a hardy machine tomorrow if I find time.

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