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[Discuss] Wake-inLAN

On 12/31/2012 09:04 PM, Daniel Hagerty wrote:
> Mark Woodward <markw at> writes:
>> (non-laptop) hardware? I know you can use hdparm for the disk
>> spindown, but does "Wake-On-Lan" really work?
>     Yes, it does; I have two machines I use it with on a regular basis.
> One is a mac, the other is a generic pc from 2005 or so.
>     The mac in particular gets woken up on a regular basis by remote
> programs.  It's not generally known, but the WoL standard wakeup packet
> embeds in UDP without any trouble.
(I changed the subject on this to specifically reply to Dan.
My motherboard purportedly supports WOL but there is no indication in
the BIOS. I was never was able to get it to work. I set up port 9 on my
router to allow that to pass. It has been a couple of years since I
played with it. The mother board is a Tyan Thunder n6650 Rev. 1.0

Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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