Wake-on-LAN and the em driver (freebsd 7.x)
oscartheduck at gmail.com
Mon Mar 31 11:56:11 PDT 2008
On Mon, 2008-03-31 at 08:43 -1000, Kent Hauser wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 5:23 AM, Walker <zflyer at gmail.com> wrote:
> > FWIW;
> > I have two 7.0-RELEASE boxes with single (on board) and dual
> > (pro/1000) em NICs. WOL works fine on both.
> > The link light must be on after FreeBSD shuts down for WOL to work.
> > You might try using the latest proboot.exe from Intel which allows you
> > to update the NIC firmware and change its settings. There might be
> > FreeBSD sysctl knobs that might help as well.
> Thanks for the pointer. I tried the proboot.exe utilities, but the must run
> in a "dos" environment -- not under an XP command window.
> Is there an easier way? I'm not sure how I'm going to get my machine booted
> into DOS -- maybe I can find an 8-track player to provide background music
> while I work.
> THanks. Kent
Use DOSbox. I've used it to play old DOS games before now, it works
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