[?] get Wake-on-Lan on old PC

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[?] get Wake-on-Lan on old PC

Post by Xtremee » Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:23 pm

Hi all,

I have an old PC that I wanna to wake-on-lan (WOL) it.

My old PC has Motherboard Gigabyte GA-8SR533. In the BIOS setting I found Modem/Wake-on-Lan I checked if it work with my D-Link 520Tx PCI card but it don't.

Any ideas!!

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Post by beats » Sun Sep 20, 2009 5:56 am

Yes, older motherboards must have a WAKEUP-LINK header onboard, which must be connected to the network card with a special 3-pin cable.

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Post by vmanda » Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:02 am

Here is the pdf manual. No Wake on Lan/Wake on Ring onboard connector.

You can try to enable and "PME Event Wake Up" too.

Also you can try to use this feature by using Stanby inplace of Shutdown yours computer.

To check if works, you can try to acces your computer using one "Remote Desktop Connection" opened from another computer.

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Post by Xtremee » Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:38 am

I have D-Link 520 TX( http://207.150.194.182/resources/user_m ... l_2.00.pdf)
When I search for its ability of WOL I found it DO NOT support WOL.
So Is there is any way that I can get WOL with this card (Hacks hardware ...etc)

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Post by Xtremee » Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:45 am

I checked my PCI version and I find them v2.2

http://support.gateway.com/s/issues/2-1517072736.shtml
This issue occurs after verifying that the latest BIOS is installed and the WOL cable is connected (needed if the motherboard has PCI slots revision 2.1 or earlier. PCI slots revision 2.2 do not require the WOL cable) and the network card is configured and working properly. Additionally, this issue only occurs when using older hardware in Microsoft® Windows® 2000 or Windows XP
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So...?

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Post by vmanda » Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:29 am

Get one Lan card that support WOL, some are very cheap now, and read on this page or google search "Lan card support WOL"

Seem that cards using RTL8139A does support WOL. Cheap cards using RTL8139A costs no more than ~3-4 Euros ( 4-5 $).
But read manual's carefully, to see if manufacturer has implemented WOL feature, even if chip (8139A) supports.
You can do an online research, before to go at shopping centre. see here edimax 9130 txl

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