I dunno if im missing something. But we are replacing the computers in 2 of our IT Rooms.
The motherboards are Intel DH61WW's (i3's 4gb ram, Intel HD)
I Looked in the bios i cant see anything that stands out. I've checked device manager and it looks like everything is fine in there..
The computers i took out of the rooms woke up on lan alright.
we are using impero to wake the computers. (works fine for the dells and the old stone computers)
Any ideas? Im at a stuck point!
WOL is usualy a hardware function found in the ACPI or power management setting in the BIOS.
And the MAC address is correct for the magic packet?
I think its called something like wake from S3 or wake from S4 from under the power menu.
There is a full PDF with bios info here.
Then boot windows. open up the nic and select config and choose the advanced tab. there is an option in there for wake on lan.
Is this on all the machines?
I thought WOL ( Wake On LAN ) was a combination of the above
1. Enabled and configured correctly in the bios ( assuming the NIC and bios support WOL ). Can possibly try a BIOS update on motherboard but depends on what fixes said update resolves.
2. Latest NIC Drivers ( and NIC has to support WOL )
3. Correct settings applied to said NIC in windows ( once drivers are up to date )
Realy, the windows driver should have nothing to do with it. Other than perhaps enabling a function the bios can't see (sometimes the case).
You should be able to wake from all S1-5 states, but S5 is the power down state where the machine will boot a fresh instance of the operating system rather than restoring a previous session.
how were the pcs turned off ive found that if they werent shut down properly (ie not just holdng down the power button/yanking out the cord) that wake on lan fails to unction (same sometimes goes if they have been off at the plug so say been moved after a propper boot up shutdown it works again)
Drivers play a massive part in this (based on diagnosing WOL issues for past 12 months). The reason is that WOL on pure function is hardware however the invention on power management functions on a network card that interact at hardware level plus some driver updates also do firmware updates as well if running default drivers that come installed with OS you are going to run into issues with WOL this more case with Windows 7 than Win Xp.
If it is number one cause of WOL not working on calls to the Impero helpdesk.
1. Make sure that WOL is enabled in the BIOS
2. Check that ACPI enabled in the BIOS.
Please note that Microsoft® Windows® XP should be installed on systems with ACPI enabled in the BIOS. Systems which do not support ACPI or are set to APM in the BIOS may not work correctly. If your system is set to APM, you must change this to ACPI and rebuild the workstation - you cannot simply change the setting without re-installing Windows.
3. Make sure that the computer is powered in some way for example turned off but plugged into the mains supply.
4. Check to see if the system is alive even when powered off by checking that both the network card and the hub/router link light are flashing.
5. Check the drivers of network card are the latest manufactures network drivers and not the default ones from the operating system.
Check that within Windows that the network adapter has been configured to allow WOL.
Check in Control Panel - System - Hardware - Device Manager - (select network adaptor) - Properties - Advanced.
6. Some computers must be powered up before they will respond and they have to be correctly shutdown in a controlled manner. For example if you disconnect the mains supply, you must reconnect the mains supply and power up the system at least once.
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