Wake-on-LAN and the em driver (freebsd 7.x)

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at toybox.placo.com
Mon Mar 31 14:58:29 PDT 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Kent Hauser
> Sent: Monday, March 31, 2008 10:44 AM
> To: Walker
> Cc: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: Wake-on-LAN and the em driver (freebsd 7.x)
> 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

Go to any win98 system and open a command window then type "format a: /s" to
create a bootable DOS floppy.

There are bootable cd rom dos images on the net if your system doesen't
have a floppy.


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