LAN PORT / NIC CARD for Wake On Lan

  amurray1979 23:55 02 Jan 08

I am trying to setup my desktop computer with WOL capability. The PC has a working LAN port which is connected to the router and works o.k.
In the motherboard manual it has the following to use on the WOL:

"This header is used to connect an add-in NIC
(Network Interface Card) that gives WOL capability to the motherboard."

I was expecting a jumper rather than a header connector. Do I need to purchase this seperate NIC card to give me the WOL ?? Why does my existing LAN port not give me this capability ?? Have I just not set something up correctly in the bios ??

Any Ideas as i am a novice to networking.

  MAJ 01:10 03 Jan 08

The option has to be set in the Power Management section in the BIOS and in the Power Management tab in the NIC's properties in Device Manager.

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