determine laptop's wol?

By mephisto_007
Mar 22, 2007
  1. Hi, How do I determine my laptop having a wake on lan feature on its adapter? and how much would it costs me to buy those adapter? (both desktop and laptop)
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Pretty much all ethernet chips and motherboards made since ancient times should support WOL. The quaestion is whether the feature is enabled or if it can be set in the BIOS. Just Try It :)

    I'd say the ethernet adapter supports WOL for sure, if the motherboard is really cheesy, it may not have the thing enabled.
  3. mephisto_007

    mephisto_007 TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 228

    Hi, I went into Bios setup and don't see much configuration to configure but there's one setting displaying (booting from LAN) its never meant to say WOL or Wake On Lan, so I'm assume if I'm goin to enable this option will I be able booting my Laptop from WOL?
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Booting from LAN is a different thing - it means your laptop would load the bootloader and possibly an entire OS from a network server.
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