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wake on lan

Discussion in 'Networking' started by scutch2222, Oct 5, 2006.

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  1. scutch2222

    scutch2222 Thread Starter

    Sep 11, 2003
    Hey guys...
    I am currently working a on a premaintence project to configure wake on lan that will be on a windows 2k server and also debian server. These boxes do not have integrated nic cards so I am unable to luck out there. I am looking to get nic card that has the 3 pin wake on lan connector. My quistion to you is that will I need any soft ware on the client end to
    put on or do i just install the nic card, plug in the 3 ping connector andaway i go? having difficulty googling that specific question.

    thanks in advance!
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    You need to enable the WOL capability, usually in the BIOS setup. Obviously, your MB also has to support the capability. What make/model is the MB in question?
  3. StumpedTechy


    Jul 7, 2004
    Well the bios software has to support WOL if your servers bios software supports WOL (and I assume it does since you already know you need a 3 pin connector) then your set with any 3rd party add in card even if its not onboard as long as it supports WOL and has the WOL cable attached to the motherboard. Some add in NICS don't support WOL.

    If the MB does not support WOL then you can also get 3rd party appliances that will do remote boot/reboot and other things.

    The remote boot portion actually comes from the client you want to boot the powered off PC from.
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