Wake on lan on unicast

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Wake on lan on unicast

Postby mimu » 2017-03-23 16:10

I have enabled wake on lan on my debian machine and it works with magic packets.
Now I would like to wake up my computer whenever it gets a lan packet (http request, ping, samba, etc.). The network card should support this. Ethtool says: Supports Wake-on: pumbg.
I activated with "ethtool -s eth0 wol pumg", but the machine doesn't wake up... It works only with magic packets.
The requests (for example http) reache the interface, i testet this using a hub instead of a switch.

Perhaps someone has a solution or a working system with wol?
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Re: Wake on lan on unicast

Postby eltanardo » 2018-02-10 14:07


I have the same problem : WOL with magic packet works, but not with unicast.
On my router, the IP and MAC addresses are associated permanently (DHCP static lease and ARP table).
If I start my PC on Windows, not Debian, wake on unicast packet works.

Ethernet Adapter : Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 06)
This NIC adapter supports pumbg

The computer is an HP ProLiant Microserver N54L GEN7. Integrated NIC adapter only supports 'g'
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