wake on lan?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by apu95, Apr 11, 2003.

  1. apu95

    apu95 Caffeine-->Code Converter

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    i was looking thru an old mobo manual and i found that my old pc has the ability to "wake on lan". does this mean that i can turn it on thru my home network? if so, how can i do it? it also has a "boot from LAN first" but im guessing thats to load the OS or simliar thru the lan, right?

    thx,
    Apu
     
  2. SkazzyUK

    SkazzyUK XP-erience Oldie

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    WAN - WAKE-ON-LAN, this is the computers ability to wake up from a standby, when some data is recieved into the network card i.e a ping from another computer,

    It does not have the function of starting you pc, booting from LAN is when your computer will use a mobile operating system on a local server to boot

    Skazz
     
  3. jumpy

    jumpy Guest

    Correct, except it's WOL, not WAN (Wide Area Network)
     
  4. zyfos

    zyfos Resurrected

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    Usually it uses a wire that connects from your network card to the motherboard to get it to work. Not all network cards have this feature.
     
  5. SkazzyUK

    SkazzyUK XP-erience Oldie

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    Lol soz, yea I knew WAN was (Wide area n/w) like LAN (local area network) ;)

    Skazz
     
  6. jumpy

    jumpy Guest

    He he, no probs.