Wake-On-Lan Success Stories? (was Re: [clug] Wake-On-Lan with
AOpen AK778X, 3C905C-TX?)
jamesm at ee.adfa.edu.au
Wed Oct 15 16:03:05 EST 2003
The Bunyip cluster at the ANU uses WOL: see
grail at goldweb.com.au wrote:
>Please note change of subject.
>I'd like to make this a "fishing expedition". If you have had (reliable,
>not intermittent) success with WOL respond with the equipment (mainboard,
>ethernet card) that you use, and whether you needed to tweak BIOS
>settings, patch modules, or follow HOWTOs that I have missed?
>You have just received about 90% of the informational content of this
>The 3C905C is on Donald's list at
>http://www.scyld.com/expert/wake-on-lan.html. From what I've read (sorry,
>lost the reference), I've only seen one statement saying that a particular
>motherboard/ethernet card combo that he used actually works: in a post to
>some mailing list, Donald Becker says that using ether-wake, he was able
>to boot one particular machine (the one sitting next to him on the bench).
>Which so far makes the number of WOL-bootable machines I have heard of
>On Wed, Oct 15, 2003 at 01:56:06PM +1000, Tomasz Ciolek wrote:
>>From memory, the 3coms have real big troubles with wake on lan type
>>stuff. As in 1 in 10 attempts will suceed. Thats for both PCI and
>This is actually a relief for me, believe it or not. I thought the
>problem was just me. Then again, I bought the 3C905 instead of the EEPro
>because I had the misguided impression that the 3Com product was somehow
>better than the similar priced "Intel Managed Desktop" adaptor. :(
>Some time on Wednesday 15 October 2003, David Gibson emitted thus:
>>No, no, no. Goats are for SCSI.
>>You need a chicken, silver dagger with bone handle and black candles.
>It appears that I have angered the networking gods to such an extent that
>my 3Com cards won't acknowledge Magic Packet at all, much less only 1 in
>Now to see if the RTL8031 onboard has magically acquired WOL properties.
>And then I need to find someone who will clean the floors without asking
>questions. That, and a few dozen recipes for goat.
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