View Full Version : WOL from Cold Boot

2008-01-15, 12:56 PM
I've got my server going into standby and the MVPs sending WOLs to wake it and it all works fine. However, I have at least one MVP that I completely power down rather than putting into standby so when I power it up it can't load the dongle, presumably because the server is asleep. I'm assuming there is no way around this other than not powering it down - would I be right?
Cheers and thanks in advance.

2008-01-15, 02:54 PM
I think you're down to the firmware in rom at this point and it doesn't do WOL.

2008-01-15, 04:33 PM
Yeah, that's what I thought. It's so annoying when you are so close to the perfect solution. I hate it when things are left in standby for days on end with those little power adapters on.

2008-01-15, 08:23 PM
Thinking back, wasn't there talk of tweaking a router that had open source software to listen for the MVP making it's request and then send a WOL to the server.
Sounds possible but not something I'd like to tackle!