According to this (rather short) thread on the MSI forums: Wake Up Even Setup - Resume By PCI/PCI-E - how to use LAN? the solution might be to use the "Resume by PCI or PCI-E Device" in this motherboard's BIOS. I've also tried the same option on a couple of ASUS boards (missing a WOL option but not the Resume by PCI/PCI-E option) with some success.
Last edited by Shielder; 2nd August 2011 at 02:26 PM.
Make sure this option is enabled "Resume By PCI or PCI-E Device" as long as you have that enabled in the BIOS and the WOL option enabled in the driver properties you should be good to go.
EDIT: Just beaten, that should be the correct option ignore the cryptic naming
Also if you still have problems you could try disabling EUP 2013 (although you should not haver to)
Last edited by PeterW; 2nd August 2011 at 02:42 PM.
This allows the board to meet the eu low standby power requirements but often disables the onboard lan on some boards (although that should not be the case here) the manual states it should only stop you from waking by RTC.. what is EUP 2013 though
What you are describing sounds like the driver has wol disabled, the driver option "Shutdown Wake-On-LAN" is enabled yes?
Last edited by PeterW; 2nd August 2011 at 03:00 PM.
Well a complete shutdown is still a form of standby state and every AMI bios I have worked with this setting is needed for WOL to work.yes thats enabled, in windows the "allow this device to wake the computer" is ticked too. but in the bios even if i enable allow pci and pcie devices to wake, this is referring to waking from S3 which is a standby state and not a complete shutdown
The problem you describe sounds like a driver issuse as the link light is going out, I am guessing you have tried the latest Realtek PCI-E lan driver from thier website.
If you want I can get in touch with MSI and check the exact BIOS/OS settings you need to make WOL work (I do not have one of those boards myself)?
Did you disable EuP 2013?
After shutting the machines down are you turining off the AC power?
Last edited by PeterW; 2nd August 2011 at 03:14 PM.
I've logged a call with MSI myself and asked on their forums but by all means if you think you can get a response from them quicker, i'd appreciate all the help i can get!
EuP 2013 should be under the Advanced section, disable this option and see if that makes a difference.
I'm in a very similar position as you farquea, with 100 new H61M-P23 boards installed. I've spent over an hour trying to fix this, trying every possible permutation of relevant settings without success, updating the BIOS, changing power settings to OS controlled rather than BIOS, and setting the OS settings to wol on magic packets and wake from shutdown, disabled EUP2013. Nothing's worked. It won't even WOL from S3. It won't even USB device wake from S3. The whole power control thing seems to be FUBAR in fact. Avoid this entire range of MSI boards if WOL is important to you.
This way i'll have all of them go to standby after 2 hours idle and hopefully overnight it wont be getting TOO hot in the cupboards or use too much elecricity. I have just found one downside though. for the updates to be installed that WSUS dishes out, you have to do "shutdown and install" if i'm not going to be shutting the PCs down, only logging off then no windows updates will get installed until i go round and shut them down myself and then have to switch them all back on one by one!
Well WOL should certainly work on these boards I guess there must be a pretty big BIOS bug at the moment, I will give MSI a nudge and see if they have any ideas.
You can set WSUS to schedule an install and restart at a given time. In group policy, Computer>Policies>Admin templates>Windows Components>Windows updates>configure automatic updates and then set;
Configure automatic updating: 4 - Auto download and schedule the install
Scheduled install day: 0 - Every day
Scheduled install time: 16:00
Or just script a restart every so often with shutdown -r -t 0 -m \\machine. Or psshutdown if you want to feed it a list of machines or give users a cancel option.
Could you try and set the "WOL & Shutdown Link Speed" option in the driver to 100Mbps first. I think by default it will be set to 10Mbps first.
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