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RE: Wake On Lan (WOL) not working on Dell precision tower 5810 with Intel ethernet server adapter i210-t1 at first power up / after no power

In addition to the good info Robert provided...

Do you really need WOL since you power off at the mains? Why not just use the AC Recovery options in BIOS setup and not bother sending a WOL magic packet?

AC Recovery
Specifies how the computer will respond when AC power is applied after a AC power loss. You can set AC Recovery to:

  • Power Off (Default)
  • Power On
  • Last Power State

Set BIOS to Power On and save the change. The PCs will boot automatically as soon as the mains are powered again.

Alternatively, you could use Auto Time On in BIOS.

Auto Time On
Allows you to set the time at which the computer must turn on automatically. The options are:

  • Disabled (Default)
  • Every Day
  • Weekdays
  • Select Days

Auto Time On might give you some additional flexibility vs AC Recovery...

EDIT: Using Auto Time On assumes the mains will be routinely powered up ahead of the time set for Auto Time On.


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