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    Can anyone recommend a very reliable WOL method or a motherboard (preferably socket 1155) and cpu combo that is very good at handling network waking events?

    I have an existing server with Gigabyte 430 microATX mobo and AMD X2 that doesnt really offer a decent solution as its a bit flaky at waking when requested by clients on the network, or TV server recordings etc.



    Are there any boards that are a bit more geared towards WOL?

    TIA
     
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    maybe something like lightsout?
    thats what i use for wakin up my tv-server..
     
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    Thanks, but id rather not have to pay for 3rd party software when WOL is available out of the box with most motherboards. Its just a case of getting a recommendation of one that works well.
     
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    Why do you think that if the wol is not supported by your device? How did you tested it?
     
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    My current server does support WOL, but it is very temperamental, hence my question about finding a reliable setup. My current build seems to either not wake up for network events, or wakes up when it shouldn't.
     
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    I think any motherboard supports wol which is not older more than 5 years.
     
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    Based entirely on hearsay... I was under the impression that Intel networking chips are regarded as amongst the best available, either integrated on the motherboard, or as a separate PCI or PCI-Express network card.

    I have an integrated Intel network adapter on my Dell motherboard, and I recently installed an Intel PCI card to give me a second network socket. Both support the following WOL options:

    (1) Wake on Directed Packet
    (2) Wake on Magic Packet
    (3) Wake on Magic Packet from power off state
    (4) Wake on Link

    I was a bit surprised at "wake on magic packet from power off state", so that might depend on appropriate support being available on the motherboard. I use "wake on link" for the PCI card, and "no WOL" for the motherboard adapter.

    -- from CyberSimian in the UK
     
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