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WOL with PCI card

Discussion in 'Networking' started by doveman, Dec 21, 2011.

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  1. doveman

    doveman Thread Starter

    Dec 18, 2009
    I've got a Biostar TA790GXBE motherboard with onboard Realtek RTL8168D NIC. This has three boxes under Power Management:

    Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power
    Allow this device to wake the computer
    Only allow a magic packet to wake the computer

    I've added a Realtek 8139B NIC which only has the first option with the second greyed out and the third not present. However, under Advanced it has:
    Shutdown Wake on Lan: Enabled
    Wake on Lan Capabilities: Magic Packet & Pattern Match
    Wakeup on ARP/Ping: Enabled
    Wakeup on Link Change: Disabled
    Wakeup using APM Mode: Disabled

    I want to connect this NIC to the router for Internet access, with the onboard Gigabit NIC connected directly to another PC for RDP. If I run a WOL monitor, I can see it receives the Magic Packet on this interface, but it refuses to wake from shutdown, hibernate or standby.

    In the BIOS it only has two relevant options:
    Power-on by PCIE/onboard LAN
    Wakeup by PCI

    Is there any way to get WOL working with this card or will I have to give up on this idea?
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