WOL How to

Alex Katebi alex.katebi at gmail.com
Thu Jan 22 15:03:01 UTC 2009

I did try the "ethtool -s eth0 wol g" with my bios enables for this. Then I
send the magic packet and does not wakeup. I know that bios and magic packet
are good because it wakes up the Windows OS.

On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 8:21 AM, Ruben Laban <r.laban at ism.nl> wrote:

> On Wednesday 21 January 2009 at 02:06 (CET), Alex Katebi 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.
> I never had to configure anything for this on either Windows and Linux
> machines. Enable WOL in the system's bios, et voila: it worked. I guess
> In case you're not as lucky, there's also the ethtool command to configure
> some network card stuff. Excerpt from `man ethtool`:
>       -s --change
>              Allows changing some or all settings of the specified ethernet
> device.  All following options only apply if -s was specified.
>       wol p|u|m|b|a|g|s|d...
>              Sets Wake-on-LAN options.  Not all devices support this.  The
> argument to this option is a string of characters specifying which options
> to
> enable.
>              p  Wake on phy activity
>              u  Wake on unicast messages
>              m  Wake on multicast messages
>              b  Wake on broadcast messages
>              a  Wake on ARP
>              g  Wake on MagicPacket(tm)
>              s  Enable SecureOn(tm) password for MagicPacket(tm)
>              d  Disable (wake on nothing).  This option clears all previous
> options.
> --
> Regards,
> Ruben
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