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Wake-On-LAN for unicast packet


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Greetings all,


For those with working Wake-On-LAN (WOL), has anyone configured their NAS to wake on a unicast packet instead of the default magic packet?

ethtool -s eth0 wol u 

The above command returns to the prompt with no feedback for my nForce 430. A look at the adapter status shows that wol is unchanged at Ma"g"ic Packet.


nas-ftw> ethtool eth0
Settings for eth0:

       Supports Wake-on: g
       Wake-on: g
       Link detected: yes

I suspect other wake modes have not been implemented in forcedeth, Nvidia's nForce 4 driver for Linux because of the "Supports.. line. Other OS, same NIC, will wake up on unicast. e.g. Windows | Device Manager | nforce nic | Wake on Lan | Allow this device to wake the computer, and _not_ checking only allow a magic packet to wake.

I'd appreciate any reports of the output from below for other NIC hardware.



ethtool -i

for NIC standard information and driver version.


This is a home system. My goal is to let it sleep after some inactivity, ACPI S3 suspend to RAM, wake up within 30sec when any client attempts a transaction (media, file, print), then fall back asleep. For longer periods of inactivity, it already hibernates properly.

Thank you in advance.

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Here is output from my Intel SS4200 (NIC is a Intel 82573E):


DiskStation> ethtool eth0
Settings for eth0:
       Supported ports: [ TP ]
       Supported link modes:   10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
                               100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full
       Supported pause frame use: No
       Supports auto-negotiation: Yes
       Advertised link modes:  10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
                               100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full
       Advertised pause frame use: No
       Advertised auto-negotiation: Yes
       Speed: 1000Mb/s
       Duplex: Full
       Port: Twisted Pair
       PHYAD: 1
       Transceiver: internal
       Auto-negotiation: on
       MDI-X: off (auto)
       Supports Wake-on: pumbg
       Wake-on: g
       Current message level: 0x00000007 (7)
                              drv probe link
       Link detected: yes
DiskStation> ethtool -i eth0
driver: e1000e
version: 3.3.3-NAPI
firmware-version: 3.1-1
bus-info: 0000:01:00.0
supports-statistics: yes
supports-test: yes
supports-eeprom-access: yes
supports-register-dump: yes
supports-priv-flags: no

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@holybabel, Thank you. Perfect information. Big difference in your Supports Wake-on: results: Supports Wake-on: pumbg


I'm curious to see reports from Realtek and Broadcomm Nic's now. Look's like a NIC upgrade is in the future.

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