Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Intel D865GLC

Had trouble finding documentation on how to set up Wake On LAN with an Intel motherboard. We've got a few different motherboards so I will try to document them here.

Here are some BIOS settings to take advantage of WOL and standby mode on the Intel D865GLC motherboard...

BIOS Screen:

Plug and Play OS needs to be enabled.

This enables the power management tab in the NIC driver settings under windows.

OnBoard LAN enabled

The Power management settings are hidden under ACPI:

We are using the S3 sleep mode.
And Wake on LAN is set to Power On.

We want to disable USB Boot for security reasons...
If there is an option to wake the PC from USB, that may be used to allow the mouse to wake the PC from S3 sleep mode. But sometimes it causes the PC to come out of sleep mode when that was not desired. This BIOS does not have that option...

Now we just have to set the NIC power management settings in Windows.

Note you get the power management tab in the adaptor properties.
It's hidden unless you turn Wake on LAN on in the BIOS under ACPI.

We turn on Wake on Magic Packet and disable directed packet. (Leaving directed packet on causes our PCs to boot themselves as soon at the NIC receives a broadcast packet. About 30 seconds after shutdown...)

That should do it. Now test from a management station or magic packet software to be sure it works.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hey man, thanks for the tutorial!