Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Dimension - Wake on LAN

Last response: in Computer Brands
Share
August 16, 2004 11:01:20 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Hi,

Do the Dimension 4400/4550/4600 series support Wake on LAN? They seem to
have all the appropriate settings in the CMOS and such, but I can't get them
to wake up when I send them a 'magic packet'.

Thanks.

John

More about : dimension wake lan

August 17, 2004 2:24:55 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

John <jbielot@nospam.algonquin-industries.com> wrote:
> Hi,

> Do the Dimension 4400/4550/4600 series support Wake on LAN? They seem to
> have all the appropriate settings in the CMOS and such, but I can't get them
> to wake up when I send them a 'magic packet'.

Can't say if the Dimension supports WOL, but in general, there are some
oddities to the spec.

Try sending the packet to the broadcast address, which will necessarily mean
it needs to be sent from the same network.

Good luck,
Brian
August 17, 2004 10:36:08 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Thanks Brian, I didn't try that. I am sending packets using a batch file to
specific PC's that I know that I can wake up so that I can perform antivirus
scans, and install updates overnight. Then I use PSTools PSShutdown to send
them a shutdown/power off.

I've had no problems with the OptiPlex series, getting it to work, but with
the Dimension series everything seems to be there (CMOS setting, NIC
setting) but despite trying to get it to run with several different models,
I've been unsuccessful.

John

"Brian" <brian@rohan.sdsu.edu> wrote in message
news:cfrc7n$v5e$1@gondor.sdsu.edu...
> John <jbielot@nospam.algonquin-industries.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
>
> > Do the Dimension 4400/4550/4600 series support Wake on LAN? They seem to
> > have all the appropriate settings in the CMOS and such, but I can't get
them
> > to wake up when I send them a 'magic packet'.
>
> Can't say if the Dimension supports WOL, but in general, there are some
> oddities to the spec.
>
> Try sending the packet to the broadcast address, which will necessarily
mean
> it needs to be sent from the same network.
>
> Good luck,
> Brian
>
>
>
!