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

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at msu.edu
Mon Mar 31 15:46:21 PDT 2008

On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 02:09:22PM -0800, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> > [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Walker
> > Sent: Monday, March 31, 2008 11:37 AM
> > To: Kent Hauser; freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> > Subject: Re: Wake-on-LAN and the em driver (freebsd 7.x)
> > 
> > 
> > I would like to know of any other easier ways to do this.
> Any network admin worth his salt has an old win98 system tucked
> away that can be used to create bootable dos cd's.  

Don't know much about the value of salt, but the old Win 98 machine
I have around has a dead CD and dead floppy as well.   Guess they are
replaceable, but is it worth money and bother?

I wouldn't be surprised if there are many like that sitting around.


>  And if your
> really a wizard you have a windows for workgroups 3.11 system
> tucked away as there are devices (notably HP JetDirect print servers)
> that can only be firmware-updated from that platform, plus you
> have a genuine DOS system with an
> EGA card and monitor in inventory, like I do. ;-)  I'm sure one of
> these days I'll need it for something...
> The ultimate guru's of course, have in addition to this, a trash-80,
> an Apple II, a Commodore PET, and a VAX 11/70 plus the 3-phase power
> to run it - and still remember how to boot all of them....
> Ted
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