I have recently built a home file server using intel DH61ww with an intel gbe, and I am thinking of getting a new more refined MB like the gigabyte Z77 D3H which has an atheros GBE, 8 sata, usb3, etc.
By using the intel, when the computer is sleeping, and I access a network shared folder from another PC or even if I Use my WD live media player, the computer wakes up from sleep which is an excellent option for power saving especially that I do not need the file server all the time at home.
If I get the gigabyte with atheros chipset, will it have this option? I know most network cards have wake onlan but that needs a WOL, while in the case I have discussed, it is a simple access to a shared folder without having to use another software to send a WOL.
So, will the atheros be able to wake on network folder access as well?