Network-related FAQ


Marketing Name(s)StandardBandwidthBandRelease
WLAN 1 / Wi-Fi 1IEEE 802.11a2 Mbit2.4 GHz1999
WLAN 2 / Wi-Fi 2IEEE 802.11b11 Mbit2.4 GHz1999
WLAN 3 / Wi-Fi 3IEEE 802.11gup to 54 Mbit2.4 GHz2003
WLAN 4 / Wi-Fi 4IEEE 802.11nup to 600 Mbit2.4/5 GHz2009
WLAN 5 / Wi-Fi 5IEEE 802.11acup to 1.3 Gbit5 GHz2014
WLAN 6 / Wi-Fi 6IEEE 802.11axup to 10 Gbit2.4/5 GHz2021
WLAN 7 / Wi-Fi 7


Wake-On-LAN (WOL) is a standard procedure to wake up a computer over a network. A special broadcast frame called “Magic Packet” is sent to the network adapter that triggers the startup process.

WOL (Wake-on-LAN) is supported by all Shuttle devices by default.

:!: Note: This feature must be enabled in BIOS.

Please start your Shuttle XPC and press the [DEL] or [F2] key while booting to enter BIOS.

  1. Navigate to tab “Advanced”
  2. Please deativate the EuP function.(1)
  3. Now activate Wake Up by LAN (2)
  4. To save, please press F4 on your keyboard.

A Shuttle XPC supports the following states:

  1. S3 (Suspend-to-RAM – STR)
  2. S4 (Suspend-to-Disk – STD)
  3. S5 (Soft-Off)

Please use the network card driver provided by Shuttle.

To activate WOL for Magic Packet, please start Intel(R) PROSet Adapter Configuration Utility. Navigate to “Adapter Settings” → “Wake on Magic Packet from power off” and change the current value to Enable (Default Value: Disable)

:!: The configuration menu and settings may vary depending on NIC vendor.

MAC = (Media Access Control) address
Example of a MAC address: 00:00:00:a1:2b:cc


How to find the MAC address of a network card in Windows.

  1. Press the Windows Start key to open the Start screen.
  2. Type cmd and press Enter to launch the command prompt.
  3. Type ipconfig /all at the command prompt to check the network card settings.
  4. The MAC address and IP address are listed under the appropriate adapter as Physical Address and IPv4 Address.


Finding the MAC address varies across the different Linux/Unix operating systems.

  1. In many systems, the following command will return the MAC address: ifconfig -a
  2. From the displayed information, find the correct ethernet adapter and locate the number next to the HWaddr. This is your MAC address.

We therefore recommend the popular freeware tool “WakeonLan2” (WOL2) with support for Windows and Linux.

WakeOnLan Tool 2

Firstly, please bootup the Shuttle XPC and active WOL in BIOS.

WOL must also be activated under Debian/Ubuntu.

Please use the following command: ethtool -s eth0 wol g

The etherwake command can be used to send a Wake-On-LAN “Magic Packet” under Linux operating systems.

Please enter the following command to install etherwake under Debian/Ubuntu Linux desktop: $ sudo aptitude install etherwake

Note: Red Hat Linux users should use the net-tools package which is installed by default.

To initiate the wake up process, please type the following command using the appropriate MAC-Address: # wakeonlan MAC-Address-Here

  • Last modified: 2022/10/24 06:41
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